Lancashire

Salterforth canal death: Murder suspect arrested

Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Salterforth Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman died on a barge on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at Salterforth

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman on a canal barge in Lancashire.

The woman, believed to be in her late 40s, died on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Salterforth, Barnoldswick close to the Anchor Inn at about 08:00 BST.

The victim is yet to be formally identified.

A 64-year-old man arrested at the scene was later bailed.

A Lancashire Constabulary spokesman said an initial post-mortem examination was inconclusive, and further tests will be carried out.

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