Murder inquiry after body found in field near Wigan

Wigan body find scene
Image caption The body was found in a wheelie bin

A murder inquiry has begun after a man's body was discovered in a wheelie bin at a field near Wigan.

The man, who has not been named, was found at about 09:20 BST on Sunday by two men walking on land off Bickershaw Lane, Greater Manchester Police said.

"We have launched a murder investigation into the circumstances leading to this man's death," Det Ch Insp Jon Chadwick said.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place later.

Mr Chadwick said: "There are extra patrols in the area and this will continue over the next few days.

"I would encourage anyone with information or concerns to talk to us."

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