Body of man found in Northamptonshire canal

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Police believe a man whose body was found in a Northamptonshire canal died accidentally.

Emergency services were called to a stretch of the Grand Union Canal at Gayton Marina on Boxing Day morning, after a member of the public reported someone in the water.

Firefighters and police arrived to find that the man, who is believed to be middle aged and to have lived nearby, had died some time ago.

A police spokesman said the force was not yet in a position to officially name the man and added it was not treating his death as suspicious.