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Murder probe launched after badly-burnt body found in lay-by

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
Murder probe launched after badly-burnt body found in lay-by

A murder inquiry is under way after a badly burnt body was found in a lay-by.

The grim discovery was made by a member of the public in a parking area off the A628, east of Tintwistle, Derbyshire, UK, and north of the Valehouse and Rhodeswood reservoirs.

Detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit are leading the investigation following the find on Monday at 12.30pm.

They are working to establish the gender of the victim and their identity. A post-mortem examination is yet to take place.

The lay-by is used by ramblers and dog walkers and officers want to speak to anyone who has been in the area recently, particularly if they witnessed suspicious activity such as a fire being started.