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Man found dead near Ironbridge is identified

A man found dead near Ironbridge yesterday has now been identified, detectives have said.

The road leading to Coalport was closed off by emergency services

West Mercia Police appealed for the public's help after the man was found on Jackfield aqueduct yesterday morning.

The man, believed to be in his 50s or 60s, was found with no identification on him near a Whistle mountain bike at around 8.45am.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for the police said: "Police believe they have identified the man, although formal identification has not yet taken place.

"Officers are supporting his family at this time.

"There is believed to be no third party involvement and a report will be prepared for the coroner."

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