Mystery of elderly man found in canal solved

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Police artists created this impression of the man's face.

An elderly man whose body was found in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Bramley has now been identified.

Information was received last night which established that the man, who was found in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near to Bramley Fall Woods on Sunday, January 15, was 86-year-old Peter James Stewart, from Leeds.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “The incident has been the subject of a number of public appeals, and we are grateful to everyone who assisted in sharing the appeals and who contacted us with information.”

There were no suspicious circumstances in relation to his death and the Coronial process will continue.

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