Police find body in canal near Abbey Park Road in Leicester

A body was found in a canal near Abbey Park Road in Leicester yesterday.

Police were called to the scene at about 4.15pm yesterday, following reports of a body being seen in the water. Fire crews and ambulance crews also attended the scene.

The Police cordoned off the canal towpath as they recovered the body and conducted initial inquiries.

No details about the identity of the person found have been released.

A Police spokeswoman said: “We were called to the area of Abbey Park Road just after 4.15pm following a report of a body in the water.”

“The body has been recovered and inquiries are currently ongoing.”

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