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Two arrested after man found dead in burning tent

Published 23/01/2016

The body of Daniel Smith was found in a burning tent
The body of Daniel Smith was found in a burning tent

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead in a burning tent underneath a railway bridge.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said that the two 24-year-old men from Manchester remain in police custody for questioning.

Daniel Smith, 23, who had been rough sleeping for a number of years, was discovered dead in Ordsall, Salford, Greater Manchester on Wednesday.

A Home Office post-mortem examination concluded that Mr Smith, from Ashton-under-Lyne, died from multiple injuries.

Police were called to Irwell Street, close to Salford Central train station, at about 1.20am following reports that a tent under a railway bridge was on fire.

When Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire his body was discovered in the tent.

Anyone with information should call GMP's major incident team on 0161 856 8797, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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