Canal body 'suspicious'

Published: Monday, 17 July 2017

A MAN'S body discovered at Woodham Lock at West Byfleet in the Basingstoke Canal is being treated as 'suspicious' by the police.

The body was discovered on Saturday morning, with the police having launched an investigation into the death, Alan Tilbury reports.

Woodham Lock Basingstoke CanalRecorded on CCTV

A number of people were recorded in the vicinity on CCTV, with the images shown and the police would like them to come forward, though it is stressed they are not under suspicion but could have noticed something amiss.

As yet, the man has not been formally identified, though the police know who he is and have informed his family.

House to house search

The police are now undertaking house to house visits and making a thorough search of the area, but would like to speak to anyone using the canal towpath or using the lock bridge during early Saturday morning.