Manchester canal death: woman dies after entering water in city centre canal on Friday, police confirm

A woman has died after entering a Manchester city centre canal on Friday afternoon
A woman has died in Manchester after entering a canal in the city centreA woman has died in Manchester after entering a canal in the city centre
A woman has died in Manchester after entering a canal in the city centre

A woman has died in Manchester after entering a canal in the city centre on Friday (December 8) police have confirmed.

The woman, who has not yet been named, entered the canal, believed to be the Ashton Canal, part of the Cheshire Ring waterway on Friday afternoon. Police were called to Ducie Street, near Piccadilly Station, at 1:45pm, following reports of a person in the water.

The air temperature in Manchester around the time that the woman entered the canal was roughly 9 degrees. Local press reported that roughly six police officers were present at the entrance to the car park for Navigation House, an apartment block which overlooks the Ashton Canal. Officers were also seen collecting evidence at Navigation House on Friday.

It was confirmed the morning of Saturday December 9 that the woman had died. Her next of kin has been notified and police enquiries are ongoing, however her death is not being treated as suspicious.

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