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Burned body found in Leigh woods 'suspicious'

Category: England

Published: 10th Apr 2012 16:22:28

The death of a man whose body was found badly burned in woods in Greater Manchester is being treated as suspicious.

The man was discovered in woods behind Pennington Road in Leigh just before 15:00 BST on Sunday.

A post mortem examination is taking place to try to establish how he died.

Supt Julian Snowball, from Greater Manchester Police, said it was too early to say whether the man had been murdered.

He said: "It's not a murder inquiry at this moment in time.

"Clearly we have got the body of a burnt male being found on wasteland which is clearly suspicious and we are investigating the circumstances of that, but it is far too early to say this is a murder investigation."

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police or Crimestoppers.

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