A SHOCKING discovery was made in Wigan last week after humans remains of a baby were discovered at a property.

Greater Manchester Police has had specialist officers and crime scene investigators carrying out searches and enquiries around the Marsh Green property, to understand the circumstances of what may have happened.

The police scenes at both Marsh Green and Valley Road in Pemberton have since closed, but officers remain in the areas.

Five people, aged between 20 and 70, were arrested on suspicion of concealing a death and unlawful burial following the discovery.

They remain on police bail whilst enquiries continue.

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Detective Chief Inspector John Davies leading the investigation said, “I completely understand why the news of this discovery has shocked the community. It really is a tragic set of circumstances.

“I want to provide reassurance to those residing locally that our continued presence in the area is simply to ensure we are being as diligent and thorough as possible, and to listen to any concerns you may have, not because there is any risk to the public. I am confident in saying there is no wider threat.

“This is an incredibly complex investigation, and as such is going to take some time to arrive at answers both we and the community want; we are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances leading up to the recovery of the remains.

"At this stage of our investigation, we have not found any other remains and believe this to be an isolated incident."