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Police appeal after body of a man was found at Butterley Reservoir in Marsden

Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was recovered from the water at Butterley Reservoir in Marsden yesterday.

Shortly after 11am (11/01) police were called to the reservoir, where a member of the public has reported seeing a body in the water.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers have been conducting enquiries into the circumstances and are working to establish the man’s identity.

Detective Inspector Andrew Lockwood of Kirklees CID said; “The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious but we are appealing for help in identifying the man.

“He is described as a white male, 60 years old, grey stubble and grey hair.

“He was found wearing black jeans, black walking boots, a red/navy jacked with a blue shirt on, he was also carrying a black rucksack.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may know the man, or saw a man matching that description around the location in recent weeks.”

Anyone who witnessed anything in the area or who has any information that could assist officers is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 558 of January 11