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Man's body found in Widnes back garden

A man's body has been found in the back garden of a house in Cheshire.

Officers were called to a property in Birtley Court, Widnes just before 08:00 BST where the body was discovered, Cheshire Police said.

As part of the investigation police are exploring the possibility that it could be linked to an earlier disturbance on a nearby street.

Police are treating the man's death as unexplained. It is thought he was aged in his 20s.

Det Insp Stephen Jones, from Cheshire Police, said: "I am keen to speak to anyone that may have witnessed a disturbance on Avondale Drive at around 12.15am on Tuesday 30 August.

"We are currently exploring the possibility that these two incidents could be linked and officers are conducting house-to-house inquiries in the area."

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