The body of a newborn baby has been discovered in a field in Heywood.
Police were called to George Street just after 7am on Wednesday.
A scene is currently in place and the street has been taped off.
A spokesman for GMP said: “At around 7.10am on Wednesday 4 April 2018, police were called to a field near George Street in Heywood, to reports that the body of a baby had been found.
“Officers attended and discovered the body of what is believed to be a newborn baby.
“A scene is in place while police enquiries continue.”
A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the scene at 7.10am.
They sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle but didn’t take anyone to hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 368 of April 4, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.