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Body found in canal confirmed to be missing 84-year-old Sidney Edlin

2015-04-08 09:38:24

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A member of the public found a body floating in a Black Country canal - which police have confirmed is missing Walsall pensioner Sidney Edlin.

Officers issued several appeals for sightings of 84 year-old Mr Edlin after he went missing from his home in Rowlands Avenue, Bentley, last Thursday (Apr 2).

And at 10.50am this morning (Apr 6) officers received a call from a member of the public in Leamore Lane reporting what they believed to be a body floating in a nearby stretch of the Wyrley & Essington canal.

The body has been visually identified as being Mr Edlin.

At this stage his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Inspector Kelly Monaghan from Walsall Police said: "This is a very sad discovery as we were desperately hoping to find Sidney and reunite him with his family. Our thoughts go out to all his family and friends."

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