Updated: Thursday, 23rd November 2017 @ 12:04pm

Body of elderly man found in River Irwell behind Salford casino not being treated as suspicious, police confirm

Body of elderly man found in River Irwell behind Salford casino not being treated as suspicious, police confirm

| By Kenny Lomas

The circumstances surrounding the body of an elderly man who was recovered from the River Irwell in Salford yesterday evening are not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed.

Officers were called around 7pm on Wednesday after a body was spotted from the tow path near the A57 Regent Road, behind the Grosvenor Casino in Salford.

An underwater diver team recovered the body of a man, believed to be in his 60s, though he has not yet been identified.

A formal identity process is now due to take place.

Greater Manchester Police have now confirmed to MM that they believe there were no suspicious circumstances around the death.