Emergency services moved to Newton Heath after the body of a man found in the canal – live updates

A body has been found after police were called to reports of a man in a Newton Heath canal.

Officers were called to the scene near Old Church Street this morning.

The man was unfortunately confirmed dead on the spot.

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The GMP said an investigation has been launched to find out the circumstances that led to his death.

Officers are still on the scene while the investigation continues.

Old Church Street has been taped off in both directions.

Firefighters and paramedics are also present.

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In a statement, the GMP said: “Around 10.10am this morning (October 31), police were called to a report of concern for a man’s welfare in the water near Old Church Street in Manchester.

“Police and GMFRS responded and a man was unfortunately confirmed dead on the spot.

– There are ongoing investigations to identify the man and the circumstances behind the incident.

“The officers remain on site.

“Anyone with information should contact the police online if possible or via 101 stating incident 1334 of 31/10/2021.”

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