Sankey Canal death: Man charged with murder
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".
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."