Woman found dead in wooded area in Ardwick

A woman has been found dead in woodland in Manchester.

Police were called to the wooded area off Devonshire Street in Ardwick at about 14:15 GMT on Thursday and found the body of a woman in her 50s.

She has not yet been identified but a post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

Greater Manchester Police said detectives were investigating the circumstances around the woman's death and are appealing for information.

Det Insp Terry Crompton from Longsight Police Station said: "The investigation is ongoing and officers are working very hard to establish the circumstances leading up to and surrounding her death.

"I understand residents may be worried but there is a police presence in the area to provide reassurance and I would encourage anyone who may have information to contact us as soon as possible."

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