A body was found in a burnt out car in Partington.

Just before 7.50pm last night police were called to Cross Lane East to reports that a car had exploded and was on fire.

Emergency services attended and found a body in the car.

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Inspector Peter Coates, of GMP’s Trafford borough, said: “Earlier this evening we were called to reports of a car explosion and on attendance emergency services found a body in the car.

“We are still unclear on exactly what has happened however we will be carrying out enquiries this evening and through the night to establish the circumstances surrounding this person’s death.

“I would ask that anybody who thinks they may have information that can assist our enquiries contacts the police.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2037 of 08/11/17, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.