Murder victim named

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A MAN whose body was found in a wheelie bin in open land near Wigan has been named.

Steven Lynch, 26, from Bickershaw, was discovered shortly after 9.20am on Sunday, after two men out walking came across the body.

A post-mortem examination took place last night to establish the cause of death.

Three people aged 19, 21 and 24 arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody for questioning.

Inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 1722, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

SEE THE WIGAN EVENING POST TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FOR MORE DETAILS ...