Body in canal – police plea for information


POLICE are appealing for information to help them identify the body of a man found floating in the Birmingham and Fazeley canal yesterday (Thursday) at around 8am near Tyburn Road junction with Wheelwright Road, Erdington.
Detective Chief Inspector Shaun Edwards from Force CID, said: “We can confirm the body is that of a white male in his mid 50s. The body may have been in the water for around 24 hours. We believe he may be local to the area and police inquiries are ongoing in order to identify anyone who may be missing.
“If someone in your area has been missing for a few days and fits the description, please make contact with police.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Force CID on 0345 113 5000.

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