Kennet and Avon Canal death not suspicious, say Wiltshire Police

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Stobbart was found dead in the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes on Good Friday Mark Stobbart was found dead in the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes on Good Friday

Wiltshire Police have confirmed that the discovery of a body in the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes last week is not being treated as suspicious.

The body of a man was found in the canal close to the Wharf shortly before 6.45am on Good Friday, April 18.

The deceased was formally identified as Mark Stobbart , 44, of Keepers Road, Devizes.

Officers believe there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Stobbart's death.

A file will now be prepared for HM Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon.

A police spokesman said the force's thoughts remained with Mr Stobbart's family.

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