Body found in canal

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AN investigation has been launched after the body of a man was found in a Wigan canal.

Shortly before 7am this morning, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called following reports that a body had been seen in the canal in Abram close to the Dover Lock Inn on Warrington Road.

On arrival at the scene, police officers discovered the body of a man.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the identity and of the circumstances surrounding the death.