Wednesday 21 February 2018

Man's body found next to burning tent under railway bridge in Manchester

Greater Manchester Police
Greater Manchester Police

A man's body has been discovered next to a burning tent.

Police were called to reports of a tent on fire underneath a railway bridge in Irwell Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

An investigation is under way to establish how the fire started.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "We were called at around 1.20 in the morning to Irwell Street, Salford, to reports that a tent was on fire under a railway bridge.

"We recovered a man's body next to a tent.

"We don't know the cause of the fire yet but investigations are ongoing."

Two fire engines from Manchester Central were called to the scene close to Salford Central railway station at 1.18am and used a hose to put out the blaze.

A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they were called to the railway arches at the junction of Irwell Street and Trinity Way.

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