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EXCLUSIVE: Police name man who was pulled from the Regents Canal & appeal for info on any sightings

POLICE are appealing for people who saw a man in the hours before he was found dead in a canal to come forward.

Officers were called at 7:11am on Wednesday, October 11 to reports of a body in the water in the Regents Canal, near Rhodeswell Road in Limehouse, east London.

The body of a man was recovered. The man is Ali Liaquat, 55, (above and below) who lived in the local area.

A Met Police spokesman said: "His next of kin have been informed. A post mortem has taken place which showed no signs of injuries that may have resulted in his death.

While the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time, officers are working to establish how Ali came to be in the water and pursuing a number of enquiries."

Officers from the Central East Command Unit are asking anyone who may have seen Ali in the time before his death - especially in the vicinity of Turners Road/Rhodeswell Road - to make contact.

Please call 101 or post @MetCC ref CAD 1199/11 Oct, or to remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A post mortem examination has yet to record the cause of death ahead of results from toxicology tests being provided. It was two days before another man's body was pulled out of the River Thames at Limehouse.


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