THE death of a man whose body has been pulled out of a canal in Nelson is believed to be 'non-suspicious'.

Four police cars and a rapid response vehicle are currently at the scene near the bridge on Reedyford Road.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "We were called at 7.30am this morning to reports of a body in the canal.

"The body has been pulled out of the canal and the fire service are also in attendance.

"There is a cordon in place on the footpath near the incident."

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 7.33am this morning and sent a rapid response vehicle and ambulance to the scene on Reedyford Road.

"No-one has been taken to hospital."

A police spokesman added that the cause of death is believed to be 'non-suspicious' and the case has been passed onto HM Coroner Service.