Man's body found in Manchester canal

The body of a man found has been found in a canal in Manchester.

Police are trying to identify the body which was found near Canal Street in the city centre on Saturday afternoon.

Greater Manchester Police described the man as white, slim and 5ft 8in tall and said they believed him to be in his late 20s or early 30s.

Officers have launched an investigation into the man's death and urged anyone with information to contact them to help establish his identity.

The man was wearing a grey V-neck T-shirt, black jeans and white Lonsdale trainers with a dark blue stripe when he was recovered from the canal.

Det Insp Julian Flindle said: "We have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this man's death, but we need accounts from any possible witnesses, and we also need to urgently establish this man's identity."

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