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MURDER INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER BODY FOUND WRAPPED IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE PLASTIC IN WOODLAND CLOSE TO BUILE HILL PARK
Police are searching an area of woodland close to Buile Hill Park after a body was found wrapped in plastic.

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Shortly before 8:10 am, police received information that a body had been found on a patch of wooded area close to Eccles Old Road.

A murder investigation has now been launched after police say the body was found wrapped in what appears to be plastic.

The age and gender of the deceased has as yet not been disclosed by the police.

We have been told that the discovery of the body was made by a small group of children on their way to school, they are said to have immediately informed the emergency services.

GMP has now issued a statement:

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Officers are currently at a scene in Salford where a body has been found.

Shortly before 8.10am this morning (Tuesday 9 July 2019), police were called to a wooded area close to Eccles Old Road, where it meets the junction of Brentwood, to reports that a body had been found.

A murder investigation has been launched as the body was found wrapped in what is thought to be plastic.

Enquiries into the circumstances are continuing and officers will be at the scene throughout the day.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Clearly, we’re looking at suspicious circumstances surrounding the discovery of the body and are doing everything we can at the scene to gather as much evidence as possible.

“This is why you’ll see a number of officers and specialist units close to Eccles Old Road and why parts of the area will be cordoned off.

“I appreciate that this news is extremely alarming for people in the local area but should anyone have any information, whether that is about what happened or whether they noticed something suspicious, they need to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.

“We have a highly skilled team of detectives working on this case and will provide updates as and when we are able to do so but for now, I thank you for your patience that allows us to continue with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6777 quoting reference number 585 of 09/07/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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Officers are currently on the scene and have cordoned off the area to aid police forensics teams to investigate.

The entrance to Buile Hill Park adjacent to the scene was cordoned off and cars were being diverted along Chaseley Road from the east bound route along Eccles Old Road.

Parents were still be able to pick their children up from neighbouring Buile Hill Visual Arts College but were being asked that where possible to use Manor Road for picking them up, although they are warned to expect extra traffic and congestion in the area at the end of the school day, around 2:30pm. The road has since reopened to traffic.

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The road had been closed and diversions were put in place but have since been lifted.

Police asked for people to avoid the area but have since reopened the road after erecting a metal barrier around the entrance to the scene.

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