Body identified

Police have released the name of a man whose body was found in the canal last week.

Edward Dawson was found in the Erewash Canal near his Duke Street home at about 5.40pm on Wednesday November 21.

Officers spent several hours searching for the 59-year-old after he was reported missing by friends at about 12noon.

They say there were no suspicious circumstances.

It is believed to be suicide.

An inquest into his death is due to be opened tomorrow (Wednesday) at Derby Coroners Court.