Updated: Man found hanged in Nelson woods

Police have this evening confirmed that a man has been found hanged in woods in Nelson.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 11th March 2014, 6:21 pm
DISCOVERED: A body has been found in Manchester Road, Nelson. (S)
DISCOVERED: A body has been found in Manchester Road, Nelson. (S)

Emergency services were called to an area of woodland near the Hard Platts in Manchester Road, Nelson, mid afternoon today after a dog walker called 999 on discovering the body.

Police have not released the identity of the victim.

A police spokesman confirmed a body had been found but the death was not being treated as suspicious. Initial speculation that a murder investigation was underway has been dismissed.

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DISCOVERED: A body has been found in Manchester Road, Nelson. (S)

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