Police were confronted by four dogs at the address acting aggressively towards them Reuters

A teenage girl has been found dead in a house in Greater Manchester by police investigating reports of dangerous dogs.

Police were called to an address in Atherton over reports of an unconscious girl in a house with four out-of-control dogs.

After finding the body of the girl, believed to be 15, police were confronted by the dogs, who were described as aggressive.

The dogs were captured and destroyed.

A fifth dog in the property was also removed.

Supt Mark Kenny said: "This is an extremely distressing incident for all concerned, including the community, and we will work hard to establish the full circumstances that led to this tragedy.

"There will be a significant police presence in the area. We will be there to carry out an investigation and address any concerns residents may have.

"It would be too early for us to speculate about what has happened, and further information will be released when it becomes available."