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Body found in Newport Canal

Police confirm deceased is 35 year-old local man

A man's body has been found in a canal in Newport

A member of the public contacted Gwent Police following the discovery in the Bettws area.

Officers have confirmed that a 35 year old local man was found dead and his family have been informed. 

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A statement from the force read:

"At approximately 8am on Saturday 9th November 2019, officers received a call from a member of public, reporting that a body of a man had been found in the canal near to Penybryn Close/Mill Heath, Bettws area.

"On attending the scene, officers confirmed that a 35 year old man from the Bettws area had been found deceased in the canal area.

His family have been informed.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

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