Manchester canal death: Five charged with manslaughter

Five people have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a man who drowned in a Manchester canal.

The body of Simon Brass, 40, was found in a stretch of water near Canal Street in June last year.

Paul Creedy, 20, of Gorton; Kieron Murray, 22, of Openshaw; Leah Garner, 20, and Jack Smith, 18, both of no fixed abode and a 15-year-old boy were also charged with conspiracy to rob.

They are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Friday.

A post-mortem examination determined that Mr Brass, who lived in the Salford area, died from drowning.

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