Pennine Waterways News

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Marsden incident shuts canal

A police 'incident' has shut the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Marsden.

Police are carrying out investigations at Lock 39e next to Warehouse Hill Road. Boaters are asked not to attempt to move water or boats through the locks. The towpath is also closed.

BW will issue an update when the lock becomes available for navigation. Any enquiries regarding this stoppage should be made to BW on 01782 785703.

Update: 13th July 10.00 am
BW announces canal has now re-opened for navigation.

Paul Shaw tweets that police helicopter seen hovering over Marsden this morning.

Huddersfield Examiner reports that a body was found in the canal at 7 am. Police had searched last night for a dog walker who had failed to return home.

Lock 39e in Marsden

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