Police have warned members of the police after a body was found in a Wigan street with a ‘potentially hazardous substances’ on it.
Officers were called to Kilburn Drive, Shevington, Wigan to reports of a person found lying dead in the street.
Police Officers attended the scene and found a person deceased on Thursday evening.
They are working to establish the person’s identity.
Police have now said they believe there are “potentially hazardous substances” – believed to be white powder – on the body and “anyone who has had direct contact should speak to officers or seek medical advice immediately.”
Residents said that the incident was out of keeping with the area’s usual sleepy reputation.
He told the Manchester Evening News: “Police were already here when I got home from work at around 10.30 last night. Fire engines were here as well. It’s normally quiet round here though. Nothing ever happens”.
Another told the Wigan Post: “My husband had just got back from a jazz event in Manchester and told me there was a police cordon on Kilburn. I had no idea, but I’ve been just to Shevington this morning there’s all sorts of rumours going around.
“My daughter called this morning to say that there is a tent near where there is a clearing between houses and they think they’ve found a body.
“I heard sirens and saw blue lights last night but I just thought they were passing on the main road.”
Any information can be passed to police on 101 quoting incident number 000910 of 25/11/2022.