In a rather gruesome turn of events, police were forced to closed a Metrolink station in south Manchester after a horrified commuter came across a pool of blood.
Officers were called to Withington tram stop at 8.30pm last night after a commuter saw dark red liquid in a lift on Princess Parkway, the Manchester Evening News reports.
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A forensics team confirmed the liquid was blood, sparking a police investigation.
CCTV footage later showed what appeared to be a man had walking through the area holding bags with fluid dripping from it.
The tram stop was closed as experts worked to establish whether the blood was human or animal.
A force spokesman told the BBC they traced a man who suffered a burst blood vessel in his leg.