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Woman’s body found after firefighters rush to scene of person on fire in forest

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A woman's body has been found in a forest in Manchester after reports of a person on fire on Saturday evening.

Firefighters rushed to the scene just after 6pm after they were called by concerned locals, and officers from Greater Manchester Police also attended soon after.

Two officers were seen holding up a white sheet within the wooded area.

There hasn't been any information released about the woman, such as her identity or age, and officials haven't yet detailed the circumstances of the fire, reports the Manchester Evening News.

The cause of the woman's death is under investigation.

Officers are reported to have set up a cordon around the crime scene, with both fire investigators and officers in attendance.

Crime scene investigation teams are also believed to be at the scene.

A spokesperson for GMP said: "Police were called around 6.15pm this evening by the fire service to a report of a fire in a woodland near Williams Road, Moston.

"Emergency services attended and sadly found the body of a woman.

"A scene is in place and an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire."

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire Service said: "We were called at 6.01pm to a person on fire in an area of woodland off Williams Road in Moston.

"Initial enquiries suggest a fire in a woodland area which involved a female casualty.

"Fire investigation, the North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police are all in attendance."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3728 quoting incident number 2346 of 14/11/20.

People can remain anonymous by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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