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Sankey Canal death: Man charged with murder

Henry Morris
Image caption Henry Morris was a "warm-hearted family man", his family said

A man has been charged with murdering an angler whose body was pulled from a canal during a fishing contest.

Henry Morris, 57, was recovered from the Sankey Canal at Sankey Valley Park, Warrington on Saturday morning.

Cheshire Police said a post-mortem examination revealed Mr Morris, known as Harry-boy or Harry, had drowned.

Anthony Ogburne, 40, of Warrington, was remanded in custody by Warrington magistrates to appear at Chester Crown Court on 8 July.

Mr Morris' family paid tribute to him, describing him as a "warm-hearted family man".

'Deeply saddened'

They said: "Harry-boy was a popular person with a larger than life character.

"He lived life to the full and was a keen fisherman and had been for a number of years."

He is survived by his wife, six children and grandchildren, as well as his siblings.

The family added: "All the family are deeply saddened by this tragic event.

"He will be sadly missed by his wife, children and all his family."

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