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  • AN ELDERLY MAN SADLY DIED ON THE CANAL TOWPATH CLOSE TO MONTON BRIDGE


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    Emergency Services were called to the canal tow path close to Monton Bridge yesterday (April 7th) after reports of an elderly man having collapsed.

    Sadly the man in his 80s had died at the scene and police temporarily cordoned off the area along the towpath as well as the entrance to it along the top of Verdun Road.

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    Police and Paramedics from North West Ambulance Service attended.

    There are no suspicious circumstances and the police have now informed his family.

    A spokesperson for GMP said:

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    "Police were called to Monton Road, Eccles, at about 4.15pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 to reports a man had collapsed on the canal towpath.

    "A man in his 80s sadly died at the scene and his relatives have been informed.

    "NWAS also attended.

    "There are no suspicious circumstances."

     

     

    Our condolences to his family and friends at this awful time.





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