Teenager found dead in alleyway in Oldham
- 15 February 2014
- From the section Manchester
A 15-year-old boy has been found dead in an alleyway in Oldham.
Emergency services were called to Ripponden Road, Moorside, after a passer-by saw him lying on the ground.
Greater Manchester Police said they were treating the death of the teenager as "unexplained".
Ch Supt Chris Sykes said: "The death of this young man will be a big shock to the community and we have launched an investigation to find out the full circumstances of what happened."
He added: "While there is nothing at this stage to suggest any wrongdoing, we cannot rule out any third-party involvement."
Ch Supt Sykes urged anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious to contact police.
Paramedics from North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) arrived at the scene at about 07:50 GMT and police were called shortly afterwards.
A post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause of the teenager's death.