Image Via Steven Gorst (ghound1980)

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that Eccles Old Road in Salford is closed due to an ongoing incident, with reports of a body being found nearby.

The A576, Eccles Old Road, is closed between Castleway and Chasley Road due to an on going Police incident, with a Police cordon remaining in place.

GMP have since confirmed that Police were called shortly before 8.10am on Tuesday 9 July 2019 to reports that a body had been found near to Eccles Old Road.

Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.

There is also a heavy police presence in the area. Steven Gorst, a local resident in the area, was walking past this morning and told us what he saw.

“I was just told there had been an incident and asked to move away from the area.

“There was a large police presence of at least 6 cars and an ambulance with more arriving at the scene. As i was walking past i could see the police in the woods laying down ground sheets.

“It was extremely close to the pavement so would have been quite visible to passers by.”

The Police cordon remains in place with enquiries on going. We will continue to update this story as we have more information.

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