Man found hanged at Whitefield Metrolink station – passengers tweet being able to see body from Bury tram

By David Keane

A Manchester Metrolink stop is closed after a man was discovered hanged there this morning.

Update: Whitefield Metrolink stop has now reopened. 

The Whitefield stop on the Bury line was closed from around 8.30am after distressed commuters called police.

Services began running at 6am in the morning but it is not known when the man died. Firefighters are on scene to remove the body.

A Metrolink spokesman said: “Due to a police incident, Whitefield Metrolink stop is closed, trams will be unable to stop at this station. Metrolink apologise for any inconvenience caused to your journey this morning.”

Metrolink commuters had earlier tweeted that the body could be seen hanging from trams that went past the stop.

The user posted: “Okay so everyone was late to work because there’s a dead body in Whitefield and you can see it when the tram drives past.”

The Bury line is still operating and passengers can use their tickets on the 135 and 98 bus services travelling to and from Whitefield.

Metrolink tweeted: ” ll passengers on the Bury line, please be advised Whitefield station is now open. Thank you for your patience during this time of closure.”

More to follow. 

Picture courtesy of Gene Hunt/Raver Mikey, with thanks.

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