Man's body found in Leeds canal

A STRETCH of a canal towpath in Leeds was closed after a body was spotted floating in the water.

Police were alerted by a passer-by shortly after 8.15am on Monday and went to the scene of the discovery in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near the Armley Mills Industrial Museum.

Officers recovered the body of a man from the water and it was taken away for a post mortem examination.

The identity of the man was not immediately known, although police are believed to be checking one possible lead.

Unconfirmed reports suggested there were no suspicious circumstances.

Alex Newman, partner at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds

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