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We can confirm emergency services are in attendance on the East Lancashire Road today, Monday 6 December.
At around 10.25am, officers were called to the scene after it was believed a man had fallen from a bridge at Abbey Road.
The man sadly died at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances but his death is not believed to be suspicious.
Road closures remain in place and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information, CCTV, or dashcam footage, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 270 of 6/12 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.