Woman found 'burned to death' in Moston woods

Horror as woman found 'burned to death' in Moston woods by Greater Manchester Police following 999 calls from families who had spotted her on firePolice arrived at the scene in Moston, Manchester, at

Woman found 'burned to death' in Moston woods

Horror as woman found 'burned to death' in Moston woods by Greater Manchester Police following 999 calls from families who had spotted her on fire

  • Police arrived at the scene in Moston, Manchester, at 6.15pm Saturday evening 
  • Police were dispatched following reports of a fire and discovered woman dead
  • It came shortly after locals called 999 to report a person set alight in the area
  • The woman's official cause of death has not yet been confirmed by police

The body of a woman has been discovered in a woodland area after horrified locals reported a person on fire in the area.

Police arrived at the scene in Moston, Manchester, at 6.15pm following reports of a fire and tragically discovered the woman dead.

It came shortly after locals called 999 to report a person set alight in the area.

The woman's official cause of death - as well as her age, identity and what caused the fire - has not been confirmed by police, Manchester Evening News reports.

The body of a woman has been discovered in a woodland area in Manchester after horrified locals reported a person on fire in the area. Pictured: Emergency services at the scene

The body of a woman has been discovered in a woodland area in Manchester after horrified locals reported a person on fire in the area. Pictured: Emergency services at the scene

Police arrived at the scene in Moston, Manchester, at 6:15 following reports of a fire and tragically discovered the woman dead. Pictured: A fire engine at the scene

Police arrived at the scene in Moston, Manchester, at 6:15 following reports of a fire and tragically discovered the woman dead. Pictured: A fire engine at the scene

Forensic officers are pictured in Moston after a woman's body was discovered in an area of woodland

 Forensic officers are pictured in Moston after a woman's body was discovered in an area of woodland

Images taken at the scene show a police cordon and white tarpaulin amid the trees and brambles.

A fire engine was present at the scene this evening - along with at least two police cars.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: 'Police were called around 6.15pm this evening (Saturday 14 November 2020) by the fire service to a report of a fire in a woodland near Williams Road, Moston.

'Emergency services attended and sadly found the body of a woman.

'A scene is in place and an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.' 

The woman's body was discovered (emergency services pictured at the scene) shortly after locals called 999 to report a person set alight in the area

The woman's body was discovered (emergency services pictured at the scene) shortly after locals called 999 to report a person set alight in the area

The woman's cause of death - as well as her age, identity and what caused the fire - has not been confirmed by police (pictured at the scene)

The woman's cause of death - as well as her age, identity and what caused the fire - has not been confirmed by police (pictured at the scene)

A fire engine was present at the scene this evening - along with at least two police cars (one pictured)

A fire engine was present at the scene this evening - along with at least two police cars (one pictured)

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