Police have issued an update on their investigation into the baby remains found in Wigan.

On Friday, April 12, human remains of a baby were discovered at a property on Marsh Green.

Since then, Greater Manchester Police have had specialist officers and crime scene investigators carrying out searches and enquiries, to understand the circumstances of what may have happened.

Five people, aged between 20 and 70, remain on police bail while their enquiries continue.

Scenes were put on Marsh Green and Valley Road at the time and have now been closed, but officers are still in the areas.

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Detective Chief Inspector John Davies leading the investigation said: “I completely understand why the news of this discovery has shocked the community. It really is a tragic set of circumstances.

“I want to provide reassurance to those residing locally that our continued presence in the area is simply to ensure we are being as diligent and thorough as possible, and to listen to any concerns you may have, not because there is any risk to the public.

“I am confident in saying there is no wider threat.

“This is an incredibly complex investigation, and as such is going to take some time to arrive at answers both we and the community want; we are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances leading up to the recovery of the remains.

“At this stage of our investigation, we have not found any other remains and believe this to be an isolated incident.

“As soon as we are able to confirm further details about the circumstances, we will do so.

“The cooperation and understanding of the community have not gone unnoticed.”

Anyone with any information which they believe could assist the enquiries are encouraged to call 101 quoting log 1609 of 10/04/24.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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