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Man's body found floating in canal

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 30, 2012

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A man's body has been found in the Wiltshire & Berkshire Canal at Purton, near Swindon. The discovery was made by a member of the public at 9.21am yesterday under the Elborough Bridge at River Ray. Wiltshire Police believe the man, said to be in his 30s, was local, and are contacting his next of kin. The circumstances of the death are as yet unexplained. Chief Inspector Owen Gillard said: "It is very early in the investigation and we shall be keeping an open mind. We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything."

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