Tuesday, 1 April 2014


A woman’s body has been found in the Erewash Canal at Long Eaton. A member of the public walking a dog called police at 07.30 this morning after spotting the body in the canal near Derby Road Bridge Long Eaton. A witness told the Extra: “There were police everywhere when I passed in my car.”
The body was under a cover on the towpath and forensic officers were at the scene. A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “The investigation is in the early stages. We are currently trying to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.
It is believed the the 64-year-old woman was from the Long Eaton area. Police are awaiting formal identification of the body.

pics by John Hornby