Canal death update

The canal at Red Lane
The canal at Red Lane

The Coroner's office has confirmed that a body discovered in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on New Year's Day was that of a 60-year-old man.

The office of East Lancashire Coroner Mr Richard Taylor said that the man was discovered at 9-45am near to Red Lane in Colne.

A post-mortem examination was set to take place.

The police are not treating the death as suspicious.