After being discovered in a canal in Manchester City Centre with major head injuries, a man died.
On August 30 at 10.37 p.m., police were dispatched to a complaint of a man in the canal near Ducie Street in Manchester City Centre who was believed to be in danger.
Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a male in the water with head injuries, estimated to be around 50 years old.
He was sent to the hospital in severe condition, but he died the next morning.
Two guys were detained for questioning after being apprehended on suspicion of assault.
“This is a tragic event where a guy has very regrettably lost his life, and we are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances around how he ended up in the water,” said Detective Inspector Jen Tattersall of GMP’s City of Manchester division.
“Initial investigations have shown that the victim was observed drinking with the two males who have been arrested soon before police were contacted by passers-by who saw the victim in the water.”
“At this moment, I’d like to reassure the public that we’re treating this as a one-off occurrence, and we don’t feel there’s a larger threat to the public.”