Murder probe launched after man is found dead

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A murder investigation is under way after the death of a man in the borough.


Police went to a property on Atherton Road, Hindley, after receiving a report with concerns for the welfare of a man shortly after 1pm today (Monday).

Police at the scene of the murder probe in Atherton Road, Hindley

Police at the scene of the murder probe in Atherton Road, Hindley

They found the body of a man believed to be in his 40s.

A 48-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody for questioning.

Police are investigating what happened and want to hear from anyone with information.

Det Insp Graham Clare, from Greater Manchester Police's Wigan division, said: “Our investigation is currently in its very early stages and we are working to establish the exact circumstances that have led to this man’s death.

Emergency services close to the scene of the murder probe

Emergency services close to the scene of the murder probe

“We have specially trained officers supporting the man’s family at this unimaginably difficult time and our thoughts remain with them.

“I would urge anyone that has any information that could assist our investigation to please call police as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7292, quoting incident 983 of May 14, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The scene of the murder probe on Atherton Road, Hindley

The scene of the murder probe on Atherton Road, Hindley