Heartbreak as dead body found in canal – but police do not know who the man is

A man’s body has been found in a Doncaster canal but police are not yet sure who he is or the circumstances surrounding his death.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 2:04 pm

South Yorkshire Police said: At 3.26pm yesterday (June 24) emergency services were called to reports that a man’s body had been found in a Doncaster canal near Milethorne Lane, Wheatley.

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“Enquiries are now underway to identify the man and establish the circumstances surrounding his death.”

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The dead body was found in a canal near Milethorn Lane in Wheatley.