Leigh murder suspect charged with woman's death

The crime scene
Image caption The victim is believed to be in her late 50s or early 60s

A man has been charged with murdering a woman who was found dead in a garden.

Thomas Flanagan, 57, of Wigan Road, Leigh, will appear before Wigan Magistrates' Court later.

Greater Manchester Police were called to a property on Wigan Road just after midnight on Monday following concerns about the woman's welfare.

The victim, believed to be in her late 50s or early 60s, is yet to be formally identified and a post-mortem examination is due to take place.

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