Wyrley & Essington Canal reopens

Published: Friday, 28 May 2021

THE police incident on the Wyrley & Essington Canal that caused the waterway to be closed has now reopened.

It was over a week ago, on Thursday 20th May that the police stopped all boat movement within a mile radius of Sneyd Wharf on the Wyrley & Essington Canal, Keith Gudgin reports.


But this morning at 10am the canal was reopened again for navigation.

The long stoppage by the police was caused after the sex attack on a woman walking the towpath, they searching the canal for any evidence.