Health alert as dead body ‘covered in hazardous substances’ is found in a village on outskirts of Wigan
- The body was discovered on Kilburn Drive, Shevington, at around 7pm last night
- Anyone who has been in contact with the body is urged to seek medical help
- Police urge that any information should be passed on to them via LiveChat or by calling 101 quoting incident number 000910 of 25/11/2022.
A dead body found in a village on the outskirts of Wigan may be covered in ‘hazardous substances’, police have said.
A police cordon has been in place since, with a forensic tent erected on the road inside the tape.
Greater Manchester Police officers in Wigan said they ‘believe there are potentially hazardous substances on the body’.
Anyone who has been in contact with the body should seek medical help immediately, the force added. The scene is ‘contained’ and there is no risk to the wider area.
A spokesperson from GMP Wigan said: ‘Police are working to identify the body and enquiries 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,’ added the spokesperson.
Police urge that any information should be passed on to them via LiveChat or by calling 101 quoting incident number 000910 of 25/11/2022.
Residents on Kilburn Drive said their street and neighbouring Lyndon Avenue had been taped off since yesterday evening.
Pictures taken this morning show a forensic tent in place within the cordon.. Crime scene investigators have also been spotted at the scene.
Substances described as ‘potentially hazardous’ are believed to be on the body of a person found dead in Wigan, police said.
Officers have urged anyone who had direct contact with the body to speak to officers or seek medical advice immediately.
Greater Manchester Police said they were called to reports of a body on Kilburn Drive in Shevington, Wigan at around 7pm on Thursday.
The force said officers are working to identify the person and enquiries are ongoing.
Police said the scene is contained and there is believed to be no wider risk to the surrounding area.
They urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the force.
Members of the public can pass information to police via LiveChat or by calling 101 quoting incident number 000910 of 25/11/2022.