Police have confirmed the death of a teenager whose body was found in a wooded area.
Officers from Merseyside were called to land near Lodge Lane in Haydock on Thursday at around 2pm.
It was there that the body of a 17-year-old male was discovered.
A police spokesman said: “On arrival a 17-year-old male was found deceased. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The death is not thought to be suspicious at this time.”
A post mortem is due to be carried out and the teenager’s family has been informed.