Body of teen found in woods

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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.