Man found dead near canal bridge in Hyde

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Police have cordoned off the scene

A man has been found dead near a canal bridge in Greater Manchester.

Police said officers were called to the bridge on Woodend Road in Hyde just after 0830 GMT, following a report a body had been found.

A spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the scene and inquiries into the incident were ongoing.

Woodend Lane and Church Street have been closed in both directions between the Alexandra Street junction and the Church Street junction.

Drivers have been advised a diversion is in place using Croft Street and Great Norbury Street.

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