A DEAD body has been found in a street in Shevington.

Officers were called to reports of a body on Kilburn Drive, in Shevington, Wigan at around 7pm on Thursday, November 24.

Emergency services attended and sadly confirmed these reports.

​A police scene is currently in place at the location and contained on Kilburn Drive with no disruption to the wider area.

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​Greater Manchester Police said: "Police are working to identify the body and inquiries are ongoing, we are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident.

"Police believe there are potentially hazardous substances on the body and anyone who has had direct contact with the body should speak to officers or seek medical advice immediately.

"Officers are out speaking to residents and are highly visible in the area.

"The scene is contained, and it is believed there is no wider risk to the surrounding area.

"We will keep the public updated when we have more information."

  • Any information should be passed to police by calling 101 quoting incident number 000910 of November 25, 2022.