An 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and remains in custody for questioning after police found the body of a man in Whitefield

Officers  were called to Ripon Avenue by the North West Ambulance Service to reports of concern for the welfare of a man yesterday and found the body of a man believed to be in his 20s.

Police believe the man was involved in an earlier altercation at a property on Rydal Close in Bury before he returned to Ripon Avenue.

There is currently a scene in place on Rydal Close and enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death remain ongoing.

A Home Office post mortem is due to take place today to establish the exact cause of the man’s death.

Detective Inspector John Stainton of GMP’s Bury borough, said: “We have specially trained officers supporting the man’s family and I want to assure them that we are doing all we can to find out what happened.

“While we have arrested a man, our investigation is in its very early stages and I would urge anyone with any information that could assist our investigation to please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 950 of 11/04/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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