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Motorway M61 around Manchester shut after body discovered

Category: England

Published: 8th Jun 2012 08:15:27

The southbound M61 motorway in Greater Manchester has been closed while police investigate the discovery of a body on the carriageway.

A lorry driver found the body at about 02:00 BST between Junction 3 at Kearsley Spur and Junction 4 at Farnworth.

Police said the body has not been identified and the circumstances surrounding the death are unclear.

The Highways Agency said the M61 is expected to be closed until 12:00 BST.

The slip road at Junction 5 Westhoughton, off the A58, is also closed due to the investigation.

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BBC News, 2012. Motorway M61 around Manchester shut after body discovered [Online] (Updated 8th Jun 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1433454/Motorway-M61-around-Manchester-shut-after-body-discovered [Accessed 2nd Sep 2014]

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