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Body found in canal suitcase

Published 11/05/2015

A body has been discovered in a suitcase in the Grand Union Canal
A body has been discovered in a suitcase in the Grand Union Canal

A body has been found inside a suitcase recovered from a canal.

Detectives are investigating the death of the unknown person as "suspicious" after officers were called to the Grand Union Canal near Delamere Terrace, west London, at 2.30pm yesterday.

The Metropolitan Police Marine Policing Unit and London Fire Brigade helped recover the suitcase.

A spokesman for the Met said: "The death is being treated as suspicious and detectives from Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating. We are working to discover the identity of the deceased."

A post-mortem examination is due to be held and no arrests have been made.

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