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Bramley: Police appeal after man’s body found in canal

Detectives are appealing for information after the body of a man was recovered from the Leeds & Liverpool canal near to Bramley Fall Wood Park.

At around 9.05am this morning (Sunday, 15 January) police were called to the canal where a member of the public reported seeing a body in the water.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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Officers have been conducting enquiries into the circumstance and are working to establish the man’s identity and are now appealing for information to help identify who he is. 

The man is elderly and white, with a bald head with white hair on both sides and stubble on the face. 

He was found wearing a beige zipped-up waist length jacket, khaki scarf, a blue jumper with a red and green diamond type design on, a brown belt, beige trousers, brown leather gloves, green socks and a green and brown checked shirt with a gold metal wristwatch. 

He had a single key and a 30-year-old A-Z map book in his possession. 

Detective Chief Inspector James Entwistle of Leeds CID said: “Extensive enquiries are being carried out into the circumstances of the man’s death and at this time we are treating the death as unexplained.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in Bramley Fall Wood Park area this morning or overnight and who may have seen this male. 

“We would also like to speak to anyone who recognises the description of this man to come forward and provide assistance.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or use the Live Chat facility  quoting log 378 of 15 January. 

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