Police investigating after the body of a man was found in Salford have made an arrest
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A man aged 32 from the Salford area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.
Shortly before 8.10am on Tuesday 9 July 2019, police were called to a wooded area close to Eccles Old Road, where it meets the junction of Brentwood, to reports that a body had been found.
The body was found wrapped in what is thought to be plastic and a murder investigation was launched.
While formal identification is yet to take place, police believe this to be the body of 24-year-old Hiran Chuahan who was reported missing on Thursday 4 July 2019. His family have been informed.
A scene remains in place at the location.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This is a tragic and shocking incident and our most heartfelt thoughts are with Hiran’s family at what is an unimaginably difficult time.
“People in the Eccles Old Road area will continue to see an increased police presence while further enquiries are conducted.
“We have arrested a man in connection with this incident and continue to appeal for information from the public.
“We understand that this is a heinous incident and I’d like to reassure people that we have a team of highly-skilled detectives and forensics experts working on this case.
“If you noticed something suspicious or have any information that may assist our enquiries, then please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”
Detectives are particularly interested in speaking with anyone who has information or has any video footage captured between 11.10pm on Tuesday 2 July 2019 and 9am on Tuesday 9 July 2019 on Eccles Old Road between Weaste Lane and Castleway including Rivington Road.
Files can be uploaded online via the investigation page on the Major Incident Public Portal.
Search mipp.police.uk and click on the tile for this investigation and follow the instructions.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6777 quoting reference number 585 of 09/07/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.