Appeal for witnesses following canal death near Stafford


We are appealing for witnesses after a woman found in the canal near Stafford yesterday evening (Feb 6) sadly died later in hospital.

We were called to the canal at Mill Lane, Great Haywood, near Stafford at around 6.35pm yesterday evening following reports a woman had been found in the water.

The woman, who was in her sixties, was taken to Royal Stoke University but died later last night.

A man, also in his sixties, is helping us with our enquiries.

The incident occurred near to the junction of the Trent and Mersey canal and Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal.

Detective Inspector John Quilty, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We’re very keen to speak to people who may have been in the area at the time and have seen something to get in touch.

“This is a busy spot for boaters and walkers, close to Shugborough, so please call 101 referring to number 634 of February 6 if you can help.”


Sourced from Staffordshire Police