Body found in canal after search by emergency services

A man's body has been found in a canal after emergency services were called this morning.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:53 am
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 10:10 am

An underwater search team joined firefighters and paramedics at the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in Leigh town centre on Thursday.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called at about 7am on Thursday to reports there was a body in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near King Street in Leigh.

"GMFRS, NWAS and a GMP underwater search team attended and remain at the scene."

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Police were called on Thursday morning

The spokesman confirmed shortly before 9.45am that a body had been found and inquiries were ongoing.

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