Police called after body found in Dewsbury canal

The canal off Forge Lane, Dewsbury
The canal off Forge Lane, Dewsbury

The body of a man has been found in a canal in Dewsbury this afternoon (Wednesday).

West Yorkshire Police were called to the waterway just off Forge Lane at about 3pm after a member of the public spotted the body.

It is not yet known how the man's body ended up in the water.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Police were called around 2.55pm today following a report of a body in the canal near to a bridge at Forge Lane.

“The body of a man has been recovered from the water and a scene is place whilst officer conduct their early stage enquiries.”

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