Police appeal for information and witnesses after man found dead in Rochdale canal
GMP is looking to speak to anyone who may have seen an "elderly male feeding ducks".
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is appealing for information and witnesses after a man has been found dead in a canal in Rochdale.
The police force has issued a public appeal after officers were reportedly called to a bridge over the Rochdale Canal on Well I’ ’Th Lane and Milkstone Road, in the Greater Manchester borough of Rochdale, at around 11pm on Monday 31 October.
Residents of the area told the MEN that emergency services were in attendance at the scene for more than 12 hours.
Police and fire underwater search teams were then seen again searching the section of canal near the road yesterday (1 November), before a body was pulled out of the water.
GMP has now confirmed it was the body of a man, who’s identity has not been revealed.
GMP has stated that there is believed to be “no suspicious circumstances” surrounding the incident, but is now appealing for information that will help with enquiries.
Police are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen an “elderly male feeding ducks”.
Issuing the public appeal, a spokesperson for GMP Rochdale said: “We’re investigating the death of a man who was found in the canal by Well I’ ’Th Lane & Milkstone Road, Rochdale.
“Initial enquiries suggest there are no suspicious circumstances, but GMP are appealing for witnesses who were in the location of the canal path on Monday (31/10/22) between 12pm and 5pm who may have seen an elderly male feeding ducks.”
Anyone with any information they believe could assist with ongoing investigations should contact GMP on 101 quoting incident 755 of 1/11/22, or contact Rochdale CID direct on 0161 856 8635.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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