Enquiries ongoing after discovery of body in Ashton town centre

ENQUIRIES are ongoing following the discovery of a body in Ashton town centre early in the morning of Friday, August 3.

They received a call at 6.55am following a report that the body of a male had been found at the Memorial Gardens, off Fraser Street.

Officers attended and discovered the body of a man whose identity has not been revealed.

Police forensics officers erected a tent around the body and they combed the area for evidence before the body was moved.

A GMP spokesperson said: “At around 6.55am on 3 August 2018 police were called to reports of a body found at the memorial gardens off Fraser Street.

“Officers attended and discovered the body of a man.

“Enquiries into the man’s death had determined that there are no suspicious circumstances and a file has been passed to the coroner.”

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