Body found in a bag Manchester’s gay village canal

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Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that a body has been recovered from a canal in the heart of Manchester’s gay scene.

Police taped off the area between G-A-Y Bar and Princess Street. An underwater search team recovered a body after a section of the canal was drained.

The authorities were called after a member of the public telephoned the police telling them that they believed they saw a bag containing a body in the water.