Body in bushes ‘not suspicious’

Floral tributes after a man was found dead off George Street, Chorley.
Floral tributes after a man was found dead off George Street, Chorley.

Police are investigating the death of a man found slumped in bushes in Chorley town centre.

Floral tributes have been placed near the scene of the grim discovery.

Police said they received a call at 5.25pm on Friday from a member of the public who had spotted a body among bushes in Cambridge Street - in between George Street and Cunliffe Street.

Crime scene investigators sealed off the area, which is quite a busy street, for examination.

One floral tribute read: “My darling son Kris. You’re free now. Love always”.

Another read: “You’re at peace now son. Love you. Dad”.

A neighbour said the dead man was known locally as both Kris Gregson and Kris Kinlock.

He is believed to be 32 years old.

Jack Draper, 74, of Cambridge Street, said: “All I know is his last name is Gregson.”

Mr Draper said he saw the police activity in the area after the body was discovered.

He added: “They had all the area roped off with that tape they use.

“I think it was a fellow that found him, coming back from shopping.

“They found him in between the hedge that runs down to Oxford Street.”

A police spokesman said: an investigation was underway.

He added: “The death is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious.”