Sankey Canal murder: Angler in 'altercation' before death

Detectives investigating the murder of an angler whose body was pulled from a canal in Warrington have said there was "an altercation" between two men.

Harry Morris, 57, died during a fishing competition at the Sankey Canal at Sankey Valley Park on Saturday morning.

Cheshire Police said the victim had been involved in an argument with another man.

A 40-year-old man from Widnes is being questioned in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Morris's brother Louis is the chairman of Dallam and District Community Angling Club, which organised the competition on Saturday.

He said the family was "devastated".

"It's a complete shock.

"We're waiting for the pathologist now and I've got to speak to [Harry's] wife, so I can't say anything about what happened.

"Harry was a normal, lovely guy who loved his fishing. He has been going fishing for 30 years and never missed a competition."

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