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Inquiry after shed fire death

A body has been discovered in the aftermath of a shed fire in Greater Manchester,

Police and the Fire Service have begun a joint inquiry.

Shortly after 1pm on Monday 21 May 2018, police were called to reports that a shed was on fire on Mossdale Road in Northern Moor.

After the fire was extinguished, a search of the shed was carried out and a body was found.

"First and foremost I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family who have lost a loved one.

“It’s very early in our investigation, but we’re working closely with the fire service to find out exactly how this happened.

“I would ask anyone who saw something, or who has information about what happened earlier this afternoon, to please contact police.''

– Inspector John Picton
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 962 21/05/18, or make a report through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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