Body of Batley teenager found in canal

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The body of a teenager from Batley was found in a canal.

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed the death of the 19-year-old man, who was discovered in Huddersfield Broad Canal, Vine Street, at around 7.40am yesterday.

The deceased is understood to be Batley man Hamza Amer.

Det Insp George Bardell, of Kirklees District CID, said: “The death of a man whose body was found in the canal off Vine Street, Huddersfield, yesterday is not being treated as suspicious.

“The body has yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of a 19-year-old man living in Batley. His next of kin has been updated.”