Manchester

Man dies after flat fire in Hattersley

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Image caption Firefighters were called to the fire at flats on Honiton Avenue in Hattersley

A man has died following a fire at a flat in Greater Manchester.

Emergency services were called to Honiton Avenue, Hattersley, at about 10:00 GMT, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Firefighters found the man's body inside the flat during a search after they tackled the blaze. Formal identification is yet to take place.

Hattersley Road West has been closed between Honiton Avenue and Hare Hill Road.

A joint investigation between GMP and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has been launched.

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Image caption There are road closures as the investigation continues

Det Sgt David Donlan said: "This investigation is in its very early stages and we will be working closely with GMFRS to establish exactly how this fire started and identify the man who tragically died.

"This means we will be speaking to residents in the area and anyone who may witnessed the fire or saw anything earlier this morning.

"I would urge anyone with any information to please contact police."

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