Man found dead in canal at Ashton

A MAN’S body has been pulled from a canal in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Emergency services responded after a discovery was made close to Lower Wharf Street, near the Asda supermarket.

And as officers attended, it was confirmed a male passed away.

Police at the scene
A cordon remains in place at the scene

A scene remained in place while investigations, both to establish the man’s identity and the circumstances surrounding his death, are carried out.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police told The Correspondent: “At around 4.40pm today (Tuesday, June 20, 2023) officers were called to reports of a body found in a canal in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

“Officers and emergency services attended but a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“A scene is in place whilst police enquiries are ongoing to establish the man’s identity and to
understand the circumstances leading up to his death.

“Anyone who can help police with their enquiries are asked to dial 101 quoting log number 2998 of June 20, 2023.”

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) added: “Just after 4.30pm this afternoon (Tuesday, June 20), two fire engines from Gorton and Stalybridge fire station along with the Technical Response Unit and a support fire engine from Ashton were called to an incident
on Lower Wharf Street, Ashton.

A cordon remains in place at the scene

“Firefighters were in attendance for around an hour and ten minutes.”

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