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:
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.