‘Potentially hazardous substance’ found on dead body in Wigan

Location cordoned off with residents unable to leave homes as police work to identify person involved

Substances described as “potentially hazardous” were believed to be on the body of a person found dead in Wigan, police have said.

Officers were called to Kilburn Drive, Shevington, a quiet, residential village in Wigan, on Thursday evening following reports of a dead body at the scene. This was confirmed shortly after emergency services had arrived.

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