/ Man's body found in flat, Miles Platting

A man has been found dead inside a flat in Miles Platting.

Shortly after 8.50am on Tuesday 12 February 2013, police were called to a block of flats off Droitwich Road, Miles Platting.

Officers attended and smelt strong fumes coming from the address.

Other emergency services attended and three officers were seen by paramedics, although there were no major concerns for them.

GMFRS entered the property and the body of a man was found inside.

The cause of death is not known.

A cordon has been put in place and nearby residents were asked to remain in their homes.

Superintendent Vanessa Jardine, said: "Emergency services are currently at the scene and dealing with the incident, although we expect things to normal this afternoon.

"When the officers attended they identified a strong smell coming from the address. They have been treated by paramedics and thankfully are not believed to have suffered any ill effects.

"The body of a man was found inside and we are conducting an investigation into his death and the circumstances surrounding it."      

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