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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 May 2006, 07:57 GMT 08:57 UK
Male remains found in undergrowth
Map locating New Moston
Detectives are appealing for help to identify a man whose body was found in undergrowth in Manchester.

The human remains were found on Monday afternoon by two people walking dogs along The Fairway, in New Moston, five miles north-east of the city centre.

Forensic scientists are examining the body at the scene, which has been cordoned off by police.

The man's body is thought to have been in the area for some time and inquiries are continuing into his death.

Clothing description

A post-mortem examination is due to take place on Tuesday afternoon.

A police spokesman said: "Officers are there, at the scene which has been cordoned off. It is far too early to tell whether the death is suspicious or not.

"We will not know anything about a cause of death until the scene has been thoroughly examined."

Police are yet to ascertain the man's race but say he was found wearing navy tracksuit bottoms, UK size 9 Rip Curl trainers with a white sole and possibly camouflage design, navy socks, a Hardwear t-shirt and a hooded navy top with elastic and toggles on the hood.

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