Officers at the scene of the incident in Moston, Manchester (Image: ASP)
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A woman's body was discovered after rescuers were called to reports of a person on fire in a woodland in Manchester.
Firefighters rushed to the scene just after 6pm today and officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) attended a short time later.
Greater Manchester Fire Service was called to initial reports of a person on fire.
Two officers were seen holding up a white sheet within the wooded area.
Officials have not released any information about the woman, including her identity and age, or the circumstances of the fire, the Manchester Evening News reports. The cause of the woman's death is under investigation.
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Firefighters and police rushed to the scene just after 6pm on Saturday
Officers set up a cordon around the scene.
Fire investigators and officers from GMP were both in attendance on Saturday night.
Crime scene investigation teams are also believed to be at the scene.
Police have launched an investigation into the woman's death
A spokesperson for GMP said: "Police were called around 6.15pm this evening 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."
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire Service said: "We were called at 6.01pm to a person on fire in an area of woodland off Williams Road in Moston.
"Initial enquiries suggest a fire in a woodland area which involved a female casuality.
"Fire investigation, the North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police are all in attendance."
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3728 quoting incident number 2346 of 14/11/20.
People can remain anonymous by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.