Appeal for information after man found in Kidderminster Canal
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Detectives in Kidderminster are appealing for anyone to come forward with any information that can assist their investigation after the body of a man was found in a canal on the morning of Sunday 13 June.
Following reports from a member of public, officers discovered a body in the Kidderminster Canal, near the bridge at the end of Lisle Avenue during their search for a man earlier reported missing.
The man was retrieved from the water however was sadly confirmed dead at the scene.
Formal identification of the man has now taken place and we can sadly confirm it is 72 year old Albert Antonio Bartlett (known as Tony Bartlett to friends and family) from Kidderminster.
Detective Sergeant Craig Tennant said: “We are treating Mr Bartlett’s death (who is known as ‘Tony’ to friends and family) as unexplained at this time and our thoughts are with his family at what will be a very sad and upsetting time.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was walking along the canal tow path on Saturday night (12 June) between the Watermill pub and Stourport between 8.30pm and 11.30pm and may have seen Tony.
“Tony was wearing a black body warmer, beige jumper over a blue shirt, dark blue jeans and was carrying a black and grey rucksack. Tony is a 6 ‘2 tall black man who was wearing a brown trilby hat with a black band around it. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen Tony on the tow path, anyone he was talking to or anyone acting suspiciously.”
If anyone has any information that can help with our appeal, please call 101 and ask for Detective Sergeant Craig Tennant or visit our website quoting incident 144i of 13 June 2021.
Issued by AG, Corporate Communications