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Police confirm quiet street in Shevington cordoned off after body was found

Emergency services descended on Kilburn Drive, Chivington, on Thursday evening after reports of a serious accident.

A police cordon and a forensic tent remained in place on Friday morning, as several bags were seen on the way, and residents reported being unable to leave their homes.

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Police were still cordoned off on Kilburn Drive in Chivington on Friday morning

After much speculation on social media, Greater Manchester Police have now confirmed that a body has been found.

A spokesperson said: “Around 7pm yesterday, officers were called to reports of a dead body on Kilburn Drive, Chivington.

Emergency services attended and sadly confirmed these reports.

A scene is currently on site and contained to Kilburn Drive without any disruption to the wider area.

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A forensics tent has been erected on Kilburn Drive, Chivington

“The police are working to identify the body and investigations are ongoing, and we are keen to speak to everyone who has information about this incident,” she added.

The incident was a great shock to the people living nearby.

One resident said: “I didn’t hear anything, I fell asleep in front of the TV watching Coronation Street. I woke up because the police were knocking on my door asking if I had seen or heard anything. I told them I didn’t and they wouldn’t say what it was.”

“I saw police trucks and vehicles, but I thought it was an accident because it’s a blind turn on the road and people are always flying up and down it.”

Kilburn Drive, Chivington, has been closed off by police while they investigate a serious accident

Another said: “My husband had just come back from a jazz concert in Manchester and told me there was a police cordon in Kilburn. I had no idea but I was in Chivington this morning and there are all kinds of rumors going around.

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“My daughter called this morning to say there was a tent near a clearing between the houses and they thought they had found a body.

“I heard sirens and saw blue lights last night but I thought they were just passing by on the main road.”

Another resident said, “I noticed the police around 11pm, and my daughter called to check on me and tell me to turn on the alarm.”

The items were placed en route within a police cordon on Kilburn Drive, Chivington

Anyone with information about what happened is being asked to contact the police online or by calling 101, citing incident 000910 on November 25.

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