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Police search for family of man found dead at Limehouse Basin by the Thames

PUBLISHED: 16:06 03 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:14 03 February 2016

Canal lock at Limehouse Basin [Google images]

Canal lock at Limehouse Basin [Google images]

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Police today have been trying to trace a man’s family after his body was discovered in east London in the Limehouse Basin.

A passer-by walking in Goodhart Place, off Narrow Street, dialled 999 when the body was spotted at 8am on Monday in the lock connecting the basin and the Regent’s Canal to the Thames.

“We are not treating this as suspicious,” a Scotland Yard spokesman said today. “But we are trying to trace next-of-kin. It is now a matter for the coroner.”

Frogmen from the Met’s Thames River Division based at Wapping recovered the body. A post mortem was being held at Poplar Mortuary.

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