Body found in Hackney’s Regents Canal yesterday

PUBLISHED: 10:32 07 March 2012

The area was still taped off at about 7pm last night (Tuesday)

The area was still taped off at about 7pm last night (Tuesday)

Tim Sullivan - freelance

Mystery surrounds an “unexplained” death after police recovered a body from Regents Canal yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

Officers were called to the canal, near Broadway Market, Hackney, to recover the body at about 2.40pm.

A Hackney Police spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are underway to establish the identity of the deceased. A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.

“At this moment the death is being treated as unexplained.”

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