07/10/2013 05:16 BST | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Body Pulled From Canal In Manchester's Gay Village

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Police are investigating after the body of a man was found floating in a canal in Manchester’s Gay Village.

Officers were called at around 4pm on Sunday after the discovery in the canal near Union Street.

Divers went into the water and used a hook to pull the body onto the bank, after which it was removed from the scene on a stretcher.

A spokesman told Huffington Post UK: “Enquiries are now ongoing to identify this individual and establish if there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.”

Reports the man had been wrapped in a black bag were dismissed by officers, the Manchester Evening News reported.