Body found at side of canal

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A body has been found near a canal towpath.

Police were called to reports of a body by the canal near to Low Mill Lane, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, at around 9.15am yesterday.

And officers are still at the scene this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Swift of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team said: “Enquiries are at a very early stage to establish the circumstances of how the body came to be there and the identity of the deceased.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101.