The body of a man has been found in a canal in Ancoats earlier this morning.

The body was discovered near to Redhill Road around 9.00am.An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the man and if there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Inspector Mark Allinson of GMP’s City of Manchester District said: “This a very sad morning, we have recovered the body of a man from the canal, which is all the more difficult given the time of year.

“We will continue throughout the day to establish who the man is and the circumstances which lead to him being in the canal.

“If anyone witnessed anything that could help with our enquiries, please contact police as soon as you can quoting log number 679 of 26 December 2018.

“My thoughts will be with the man today and we will ensure that his family are supported once his next of kin have been informed”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4024, alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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