POLICE are asking for help after a body was discovered in the water at a major riverside development.

Officers set up crime scene tape around the Media City Metrolink stop in Salford Quays after a dead body was found at around midday.

Several police vehicles arrived and specialist officers were called to carry out forensic investigations at the scene.

Fire crews were also called and around three fire engines attended the scene.

Despite its proximity to the Metrolink stop, the crime scene is not thought to have affected public transport in Manchester.

The identity of the person and the cause of death are unknown and police have urged anyone with information about the body to come forward.

Anyone who knows anything about the situation or has information that could help police should contact a representative from GMP on 101 and give incident number 937 of 22/04/19, which is specific to this case.

Alternatively, reports can also be made anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.