Body found was 27-year-old man from Hapton

Police have confirmed that the body found in Hapton was that of a 27-year-old man.
Police have confirmed that the body found in Hapton was that of a 27-year-old man.

Police have confirmed that the body discovered in Hapton yesterday (Wednesday) was that of a 27-year-old man from the village.

The discovery was made at 9-10am in Manchester Road near to the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been sent to the coroner.

A post mortem will be held and an inquest will be opened into the man's death in the New Year.