Body found in canal

Police have taped off land off Gathurst Lane, Shevington
Police have taped off land off Gathurst Lane, Shevington

The body of a woman has been found in a canal in Wigan.

Police were called to the canal off Gathurst Lane, Shevington, behind the Baby Elephant at 8.45am this morning, Friday, and found the body of woman.

A body has been ifound in the canal

A body has been ifound in the canal

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

It is the second time in two weeks that a body has been discovered in the borough’s canals after the body of Mervyn Craig, 46, was found near Wigan pier on March 7.