Police were called to Breightmet last night after reports a body had been found.

Officers were called to the Waggon Road area last night, with police remaining on the scene this morning.

The overnight presence left locals worried and speculating as to what had happened.

Police vehicles were parked near Seven Acres Country Park.

It has now emerged police were called after they received reports a possible body had been found.

After a large search, police said it was a false alarm.

Residents near Seven Acres Country Park reported seeing helicopters circulating the area last night.

And this morning, police officers have been seen near the Waggon Road Young People's Centre.

One van and one police vehicle were seen parked up outside the centre, which overlooks the country park.

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One resident of Waggon Road said: "I saw a police helicopter here at around 9pm.

"It came back at 11pm.

"I heard they were looking for someone.

"They were circling around this area."

GMP have confirmed that it was a "call for welfare" which turned out to be a false alarm after a large scale search operation was carried out.