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Body found in Bolton playground

Yarrow Place, Bolton Credit: Google Maps

The body of an 'Asian man' was found in children’s play area on Yarrow Place just before 7am this morning.

The police are woking to identify the man, thought to be aged between 30 and 40-years-old.

He is described as being very slim with a close cut beard and short dark greying hair. He was wearing a black hooded jacket, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Bolton on 0161 856 5761 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Former England footballer rescued after falling in freezing temperatures

A former football star says he owes his life to the dedication and local knowledge of his local PCSO.

Tommy Banks, a former England and Bolton defender, became trapped in freezing temperatures after a fall walking his dog in Farnworth.

Police Community Support officer Derek Thomas knew the area well and found him. Now he's being honoured with a top award.

Sarah Rogers has the story.

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