Tragedy as woman is found dead near train station as cops launch probe | The Sun

A WOMAN has been found dead near a train station on Easter Sunday and cops launch an investigation.

Officers were called to the tracks near Ashton-Under-Lyne, in Manchester, just before 4pm after reports of a dead body being discovered.

British Transport Police confirmed a woman was found and investigations suspended services between Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Victoria until 8pm.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police (BTP) said: "British Transport Police were called to the railway tracks near Ashton-under-Lyne shortly before 4pm on Sunday 9 April.

"Sadly a woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The woman’s family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time.

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