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Man's body found in Manchester city centre canal

Canal scene
The man's body was found in Ashton Canal, near Store Street and Great Ancoats Street

The body of a man has been found in a canal in Manchester city centre.

The body was discovered by police in Ashton Canal, near Store Street and Great Ancoats Street, at about 06:10 GMT.

Greater Manchester Police said the man, who has not been formally identified, was thought to be in his 30s.

A spokesman said an investigation into the circumstances of his death, which was being treated as "unexplained", had begun.

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