Two Arrests Over Stockport Fire Death

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a decapitated man was found following a fire in Stockport.

Police were called to Wellington Street in Stockport at 5.10am today (Thursday) where Firefighters had put out a blaze on a grass verge. They had discovered a man's decapitated body.

Detective Superintendent Vincent Petrykowski from Greater Manchester Police's serious crime division said: 

"The investigation is in its early stages and we are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding his death"

"Obviously local residents will be concerned about the incident but I can reassure them that we have numerous police officers in the area and we are working very hard to find out what has happened.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 9755 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.