Body found in canal is missing Manchester student Souvik Pal

Souvik Pal Credit: GMP

Police in Old Trafford have identified the body of a man found in the Bridgewater Canal as missing Souvik Pal.

At around 2pm today, officers made the discovery in the canal near Old Trafford football stadium.

Souvik’s family has been informed and specially trained officers are in regular contact with them. The post mortem is due to take place later this evening.

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Memorial for Souvik Pal

A memorial has been created for Souvik Pal, a student whose body was found in a canal in Greater Manchester.