Man's body recovered from canal in Lancashire

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A man's body has been recovered from a stretch of canal in Lancashire.

Lancashire Police were called to the Leeds Liverpool Canal, near the Asda superstore, in Grimshaw Park, Blackburn at around 5.30am this morning.

A man's body has been recovered from the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Blackburn this morning (June 19)

A man's body has been recovered from the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Blackburn this morning (June 19)

Police were alerted to the body after it was discovered by a member of the public walking along the canal towpath.

The cause of the man's death has not been established.

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A police spokesman said: "We were called at about 5.30am today (Wednesday, June 19) to a report of a man's body in the Leeds Liverpool Canal in the Grimshaw Park area of Blackburn.

"Enquiries are on-going."

Grimshaw Park remains open to traffic, but the steps down to the canal have been cordoned off by police.

More to follow...