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Oswestry man named as person who died in apparent fall from Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

A man who died in an apparent fall from Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been named as Stephen Lee Jennings of Oswestry.

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The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

At the opening of an inquest in Ruthin, Mr John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, said that on the afternoon of November 9 a woman came across a man's body at the foot of the 125ft-high aqueduct.

Police identified Mr Jennings, a 61-year-old retail manager, from his driving licence.

Pathologist Dr Mark Atkinson gave the provisional cause of death as 'multiple injuries'.

The inquest was adjourned, to a date yet to be fixed.

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