urder squad detectives are investigating the invention of “potentially hazardous” substances on a body dumped on a road.
The discovery was made on a residential road around 7pm on Thursday in Shevington, a suburb of Wigan, Greater Manchester.
The identification of the dead individual and the substance has but to be confirmed by police, Detective Superintendent Alan Clitherow of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) told reporters at press convention at the scene.
Mr Clitherow said the identification and intercourse of the individual will be confirmed as soon as a Home Office post-mortem is held after the body, coated by a white and yellow police tent, has been faraway from the scene.
He said: “It is a challenging set of circumstances, we have got dedicated officers from the Major Incident Team, obviously less than 24 hours into the investigation, so we are now unpicking exactly what has gone on.
“We don’t know what the substance is, we have done some initial inquiries, we know it’s low risk, so as I mentioned before, anyone directly in contact with the body should seek medical advice if they feel unwell but there’s no wider risk to anyone else.”
Mr Clitherow said members of the general public shouldn’t be alarmed in the event that they see officers sporting protecting clothes to take away the body, saying that is “purely precautionary.”
The body was found on Kilburn Avenue in Shevington, on tough floor between neighbouring homes, which leads to a dust observe and open fields.
Police have urged anybody with information concerning the incident to contact the power. Members of the general public can move information to police by way of LiveChat or by calling 101 quoting incident number 000910 of 25/11/2022.