Canal collapse prompts fish rescue near Rochdale

The Trent Mersey collapsed at Dutton. Photo: Lauren Roberts

Last month's heavy rains have prompted a charity to rescue thousands of fish from a canal near Rochdale.

The Trent Mersey Canal at Dutton burst its banks, with parts of the 200 year old canal being swept into a farmer's field.

The operation to repair the banks could cost up to £1.5m which will come fro the contingency fund of the Canal and River Trust.

As part of the operation thousands of fish will be rescued from the area. Conservationists will stun the fish using electric charges, before moving them to a safe location.