Trent & Mersey closed after body discovered

Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

THE pound between Swarkstone and Stenson locks on the Trent & Mersey Canal was closed to navigation yesterday, (Tuesday) together with surrounding roads after Police were informed of a body of a woman in the waterway.

It was a boater who reported the body, with the police immediately stopping boaters travelling between Deep Dale and Barrow bridges where the body was discovered, Alan Tilbury reports.

Boaters were advised to turn either at Stenson or Swarkstone.

Identity not released

The identity or any circumstances of the death have not yet been released by the police, as the investigation is continuing.

The canal was re-opened yesterday evening.