BREAKING NEWS: Body found in Doncaster identified

Police search area near Doncaster Canal after reports of body being found
Police search area near Doncaster Canal after reports of body being found

The body of a man discovered in a lake in Doncaster has been identified as 33-year-old Craig Rutherford.

Emergency services were called at around 8.20pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 22 July) to reports a man’s body had been found in the water in to Chappell Drive.

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While the man has not yet been formally identified, officers are satisfied that the body is that of 33-year-old local man Craig Rutherford.

Mr Rutherford’s family have been notified and are being supported by officers.

A forensic post-mortem examination has not yet taken place and at this time, the death is being treated as unexplained.

Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding Mr Rutherford’s death and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen him in the last few days.

If you have any information that might assist officers, please call 101 quoting incident number 1176 of 22 July 2015.