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  • 16 February 2014, 10:03

Teenager Found Dead In Alleyway In Oldham

Police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy, whose body was found in an alleyway in Greater Manchester.

Officers said they received reports of a body found off Ripponden Road, just outside Oldham town centre, at 8am on Saturday.

Chief Superintendent Chris Sykes said: "The death of this young man will be a big shock to the community and we have launched an investigation to find out the full circumstances of what happened.

"While there is nothing at this stage to suggest any wrong doing, we cannot rule out any third party involvement."

Tests carried out on his body have proved inconclusive.

Chief SuperintendentSykes said: "A post mortem to find the cause of death was inconclusive therefore further toxicology tests are required and his death remains unexplained at this time."

Police say they have stepped up patrols in the area.

Detectives have also appealed for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to get in touch.

Anyone with information call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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