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Residents asked to help canal investigation

The empty canal at Halberton after the embankment collapsed Credit: ITV Westcountry

People living near a collapsed canal bank in Devon are being asked to help with investigations into how it happened. Nearly two miles of the Grand Western Canal near Tiverton emptied into surrounding fields last month when the embankment gave way.

A fact-finding meeting is being held in the village hall at Halberton next Thursday, December 20th. Devon County Council officials are appealing for information and photographs before the breach occurred. The drop-in session runs from 4pm to 8pm.