Man found hanged

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WORKERS reporting for an early morning shift found the body of a man hanged under a bridge in Wigan.

Shocked scrap metal workers at Bithell Recycling and Waste Management found the body suspended under a road bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal as they reported for work.

It was believed to have been there for several hours when emergency services were called to the scene.

It is known that a letter was found in the man’s pocket and that is now in the possession of Greater Manchester Police.

Officers yesterday confirmed that a man’s body “in his 20s” had been found at Westwood Lane, Wigan, but declined to give further identification details.

They did, however, confirm that they were not investigating any suspicious circumstances.

The Wigan coroner is expected to open an inquest today (Monday) before adjourning.