Man found hanged

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A 23-year-old man has died after being found hanged in Ashton.

Named locally as Christopher Darbyshire, it is believed he was found by a female walker, not far from his home.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “At about 9.30am on Saturday November 12, police were called to woods off Salkeld Avenue in Ashton-in-Makerfield following reports a man had been found hanging.

“An ambulance initially attended and then police and a 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and the details have been passed to the coroner.”