Police rule out foul play after body found in canal in Wigan

The canal at Lily Lane. Pic: Google Street View
The canal at Lily Lane. Pic: Google Street View

Police say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was discovered in a canal.

Officers were called to the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, near Lily Lane in Bamfurlong, shortly after 8am on Sunday, when the body of an adult male was discovered in the water.

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An investigation was launched to identify the man and establish the circumstances of him being there.

A spokesman for GMP Leigh, Atherton and Hindley has now said: "Residents in Abram will have been aware of a police presence on the canal at Lily Lane, Bamfurlong. Sadly a body has been recovered and there are no suspicious circumstances. Efforts to identify the body are ongoing."