Beer bottles and balloons left at shrine for Wigan teen who will be 'missed by many'

Flowers, balloons and beer bottles have been placed at a shrine in memory of a popular teenager found dead at a Wigan beauty spot.
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Shocked and grieving friends and relatives have left tributes at a bridge on the new A49 link road in Poolstock for 18-year-old Samson Price.

The rugby player's body was found on Sunday afternoon in water at Westwood Flash, sparking a murder investgation.

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Among the tributes left for Samson were messages saying he was "loved by everyone" and would be "missed by many".

Many items have been left on the bridge in memory of SamsonMany items have been left on the bridge in memory of Samson
Many items have been left on the bridge in memory of Samson

There were also photographs of him and a T-shirt among the items placed in his memory.

There has been an outpouring of grief since Samson's death, with more than £4,000 donated to an appeal set up to help pay for a funeralEmergency services found the Wigan and Leigh College student's body on Sunday after being called to reports of concern for the welfare of a man.

Detectives are continuing to question three men, aged 17, 18 and 19, who were arrested on suspicion of his murder.

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Anyone with information which could help the inquiry is asked to call police on 0161 856 7094, quoting incident 1457 of October 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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