Man arrested after body found wrapped in plastic in Salford

10 July 2019, 16:54 | Updated: 10 July 2019, 17:23

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man after a body was found wrapped in plastic and dumped in a wooded area.

The man from the Salford area was arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody, said Greater Manchester Police.

The body was found in an area near Eccles Old Road in Salford at around 8.10am on Tuesday.

Police believe it is Hiran Chuahan, 24, who was reported missing on 4 July, but formal identification is yet to take place.

His family has been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin said: "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."

Police want to hear from anyone who has information or video recorded between 11.10pm on 2 July and 9am on 9 July on Eccles Old Road between Weaste Lane and Castleway, including Rivington Road.

:: 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.