Update on dead body in canal

Canal body Stephan reported on the sad case of a body being found in the canal a couple of weeks ago.  I followed up with the police who have provided this statement.  They don’t think there are suspicious circumstances, our sympathies go out to this poor man’s family.  Am trying to get more statements out of the police when things happen in the area – they are keen to tell the local paper but often forget that we reach 300 people a day through this website.  Police statement begins:

On 14th August 2009, at approximately 06:20 hours, police were called to reports of a body floating in the Grand Union Canal, near York Way N1.
Upon police arrival, the body of a male was recovered and was pronounced deceased at the scene by LAS.
Next of Kin have been informed and the male has been formally identified as Mr Brain Marsh, aged 51, (date of birth, 26 November 1958), from Millard Terrace, Dagenham.
A post mortem was held on Wednesday 19th August 2009 and the cause of death was confirmed as drowning, although toxicology results are still outstanding.
An inquest opened on Thursday 20th August 2009 at St Pancras Coroner’s Court.
Camden Police are treating the death as unexplained at this stage.

The Gazette has a bit more here from what i can make out Mr Marsh worked at the old York Way tube station on York Way where fire equipment maintenance work is carried out.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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