Police have cordoned off a section of part of the towpath next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal after a man’s body was found near a Calverley pub.
A statement from West Yorkshire Police said: “At 6.15am this morning, police were called to a body found in the canal near to The Railway pub in Calverley.
“The body of a male was removed from the water, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
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“A scene remains in place and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”