Updated: Thursday, 24th April 2014 @ 9:03pm

Woman's 'mangled' body found in road on Upper Brook Street, Longsight

Woman's 'mangled' body found in road on Upper Brook Street, Longsight

By Dean Wilkins

A woman’s ‘mangled’ body was found on Upper Brook Street, Manchester, during this morning's rush hour traffic.

Police are investigating the incident in Longsight following reports that the lower half of a torso was discovered in the middle of the road at around 9.30am.

Upper Brook Street is closed and officers are advising motorists to avoid the area.

Many people witnessed the ‘horrific sight’. One Tweeter said: “Just saw possibly the most disturbing thing of my life cycling along Upper Brook Street. Keep an eye out on the news, too bad to tweet it.”

Another added: “Cant believe what I've just seen in the middle of Upper Brook Street a body all mangled or a pig or something across the road?!?”

The police said: “The investigation is in its early stages and inquiries are ongoing.”

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