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Investigation after body of elderly woman found under car

A police car at the scene last night. Credit: Manchester Evening News.

Police are appealing for help in identifying a woman who was found dead on a road in Greater Manchester.

The body of the elderly woman was discovered underneath a car on Coniston Road in Stretford yesterday morning.

Police believe there are no suspicious circumstances and an investigation has been launched to find out who she is.

The woman is described as white, of slim build, between 65 and 80 years old, has brown greying hair, false teeth, was wearing khaki green trousers, a red fleece, grey jacket, three gold coloured rings and a gold coloured necklace.

She also had a Yale Mortice key, two trolley tokens, one with a four leaf clover, the other with the Irish flag and a horse shoe charm.

“We are working to establish how the woman came to be underneath the car and find out her identity. What we do know is that the car she was under was not involved in any type of collision and we do not believe any third party was involved in her death. “We have checked the register of those missing and the lady does not match any of their descriptions. Obviously, we are desperate to not only find out who she is but also who her next kin are so we can let them know of the sad news. “I would ask anyone who may recognise the description of the woman or who may have seen her walking in or around the area of Coniston Road last night or early this morning, to call us.”

– Detective Inspector Joe Clarke, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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CCTV records 'Incredibly special' first moments of tiger cubs

Hidden cameras have captured some of the first moments of three rare tiger cubs at Chester Zoo.

The tigers were born to eight-year-old Sumatran tigress Kirana on Jan 2 after a 105-day pregnancy.

We’re thrilled to kick off 2015 with these special arrivals.

"These tiny triplets who, in June, will move to a brand new home in our Islands zone, are now part of a safety-net against the population in the wild becoming extinct.

"That to me is incredibly humbling."

– Tim Rowlands, Curator of mammals, Chester Zoo

The sexes of the cubs will not be known for some time and zoo staff are continuing to keep a close eye on the family.

Appeal after mementos of baby found in makeshift campsite

This tin was found in an abandoned tent at Northenden Round.

A tin containing mementos of a baby has been found inside an abandoned tent at a park in Manchester.

Police say the keepsake tin could have sentimental value and they're hoping to reunite it with the owner.

Officers have searched the park, known locally as Northenden Round, and found no evidence to suggest anything untoward had occurred although concern has been expressed for the welfare of the owner.

“It is quite clear those who have been living in the tent have been doing so for some time although at the moment, we do not know whether one or more than one person have stayed there.

"We are concerned for their welfare and want to make sure they have not come to any harm.

“We have had a police presence on the park for a few days but they have not returned and we are eager to make sure they have not come to any harm. "I am keen to reunite the property with their rightful owner and ensure they are safe and well.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Andy Cunliffe, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information should phone Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 4882 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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