UPDATE: Body found in Ilkeston

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Police have confirmed a body of a man was found in Ilkeston yesterday (Wednesday).

The 50-year-old was found at a lock in the Erewash Canal near Awsworth Road at about 5.40pm.

Officers conducted a search at the Ilkeston man’s home and the wider area after he was reported missing by friends at about lunchtime.

They say there were no suspicious circumstances. It is believed to be suicide.

A spokesman said he is unlikely to be identified quickly as his family live abroad.

Updates to follow.