A man’s body has been found in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Burnley this morning.

Police were called to Wiseman Street, Burnley at around 10am (April 13) to a report that a body had been found.

North West Ambulance Service and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Team were called to the "rescue of a male casualty" at around 10.30am.

Emergency services confirmed a body was found in the canal though they have not yet been identified.

The police could not confirm whether the incident is being treated as suspicious, but say the death is ‘unexplained’.

Two fire engines and at least four police cars could be seen at the scene. One ambulance and a rapid response vehicle also attended the incident.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We were called at about 10am today (Thursday, April 13) to a report that a body had been found in the canal at Wiseman Street in Burnley.

“Emergency services attended and enquiries are ongoing to identify the deceased.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained although there are no suspicious circumstances at this time.”

A spokesperson from Burnley fire station said: “We were called at 10.26am for the rescue of a male casualty.

“It is in the hands of the police now. We left the incident at 12.15pm and police are in charge of the incident now.”

Trinity ward councillor Martyn Hurt said: "It's a tragic and awful incident that someone has lost their life. My thoughts are with the person's family and loved ones."