Man's body found near Bolton school after cops called to 'concern of welfare' | The Sun

A MAN's body has been found near a school after cops were called to over concerns for a person's welfare.

Several police vehicles rushed to the scene outside the St Joseph's RC High School in Bolton, Manchester.

Cops later confirmed a man was found dead but said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

The "isolated incident" is not linked to the school.

In a statement, a spokesman said: "Officers were called to Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton, at around 7:20am this morning where the body of a man was found.

"Identification still needs to take place but it's not believed to suspicious."

In a message sent to parents the school said all students were safe and there is "no need to be alarmed", reports MEN.

The message said: "Please note there has been a police incident near school this morning.

"Whilst you may have been concerned please be assured all students are presently safe and in end of year assemblies and there is no need to be alarmed.

"This incident is an isolated incident and has nothing to do with school, staff or pupils, but police vehicles are parked next to school whilst dealing with it. Thank you."

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