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Two Arrested After Man's Body Found In Burning Tent

Daniel Smith, 23, suffered "multiple injuries".

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in a burning tent under a railway bridge

Daniel Smith
Greater Manchester police

Daniel Smith

The men, both aged 24 and from Manchester, remain in custody, Greater Manchester police said.

Officers had been called to Irwell Street in Ordsall, Salford, at 1:20am on Wednesday 20 January after reports of a tent on fire.

When firefighters extinguished the blaze a man's body was found.

The victim has been identified as Daniel Smith, 23, whose family is being supported by specialist officers. A post-mortem said he had suffered "multiple injuries".

Detective Constable Derek Nellany, who is acting as the family liaison officer for Smith's family, said: "We are continuing to work closely with Daniel's family to try and find out exactly what happened to him.

"Having been to see them today, they are understandably devastated and our thoughts continue to be with them at this tough time."

Anyone with information is asked to call GMP on 0161 856 8797, or via the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Greater Manchester police have now arrested 10 men in connection with Smith's death. They range in age from 16 to 26 and all but two remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective superintendent Jon Chadwick said: "Our investigation has moved on significantly since last week and I would like to thank the public for their response.

"We now have several people in custody who are being questioned in relation to Daniel's death and our enquiries remain ongoing.

"We have specialist officers providing ongoing support to Daniel's family and I would ask for anyone that has any information that could assist this police investigation to please get in touch and tell us what you know."

Matthew Champion is a deputy world news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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