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Body of missing Liverpool man found in canal

John Burns Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police say a body recovered from the Leeds Liverpool canal on Tuesday, 9 December is believed to be that of 36-year-old John Burns who was reported as missing from his home in West Derby.

The body was found in the Vauxhall area of the canal following a search conducted by the North West Underwater Search Unit.

A post-mortem will take place to find the cause of death.