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Major incident as 'hazardous substances' found on dead body in the street

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A major health alert has been issued after potentially 'hazardous substances' were found on a dead body on a street. The warning has been released by Greater Manchester Police after the corpse was found in Wigan at 6.50pm on Thursday, November 24.

Pictures from the scene show a police forensic tent at the side of the road, with a pair of black bags sitting nearby in the middle of the street.

Residents say they are "confined" to their homes while police investigate.Wigan Police tweeted: "Police believe there are potentially hazardous substances on the body and anyone who has had direct contact with the body should speak to officers or seek medical advice immediately.

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