UPDATED: Body discovered in canal

Divers have recovered the body of a man in the Knottingley and Goole canal this lunchtime (Tuesday).

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Police have been searching the waterfront at Weeland Road since yesterday for missing Gary Stephen, who has not been seen since December 4.

The body is yet to be formally identified, but Mr Stephen’s family has been informed.

Emergency services have now removed the body from the water and a post mortem will be conducted to ascertain cause of death.

See this week’s Express for more.