Man died after falling into canal

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A MAN who fell into the canal in the grounds of Haigh Hall has died.

Emergency services were called to the scene, close to Leyland Mill Lane, shortly before 9pm on Wednesday evening following reports that a man had been acting suspiciously on the bridge spanning a stretch of the Leeds Liverpool canal.

Fire crews were also called to the scene but the 46-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokesman said: “The incident is being treated as non-suspicious.”