Inquest opens into death of Wigan teenager at centre of murder probe

An inquest will open today into the death of a Wigan teenager which sparked a murder investigation.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 12:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 12:58 pm

The body of 18-year-old Samson Price was found in the waters of Westwood Flash on the afternoon of Sunday, October 4, after concern for his welfare had been raised over his failure to return from a fishing trip the day before.

The incident is at the centre of a murder probe, and detectives had arrested three men, aged 17, 18 and 19, after Samson's death.

The two older men have now been released on bail by the police, while the younger was released under investigation.

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Samson Price

Today, October 14, at Bolton Coroners Court, Coroner Alan Walsh will open proceedings before adjourning the full hearing until a later date, pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.

Floral tributes left at the scene of Samson's death