20th Oct, 2017

Body of 18-year-old found in section of Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

Stratford Editorial 6th Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE BODY of an 18-year-old girl has been found in a section of the Stratford-Upon-Avon Canal near Solihull.

The canal, which connects the Worcester and Birmingham Canal at Kings Norton to the River Avon at Stratford, is around 25 miles long.

The body was discovered by a member of the public at the part, which runs through Dickens Heath, around 6am on Friday (July 3).

The area was cordoned off while investigations were carried out but police are not currently treating the death as suspicious.

A post mortem examination is set to take place on Monday (July 6).

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal was conceived as part of a network of canals which would allow coal from the Dudley Canal and the Stourbridge Canal to reach Oxford and London.

In 1973 an act was passed for the construction of a canal from a junction with the Worcester and Birmingham Canal in Kings Norton to Stratford.

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