Ali Liaquat was found dead in Regent’s Canal (credit: Met Police)
Officers were called to Regent’s Canal, near Rhodeswell Road at 7.10am on Wednesday, 11 October after the body of Ali Liaquat was found.
The 55-year-old man’s body was recovered and his next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem has taken place which showed no signs of injuries that may have resulted in his death.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “While the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time, officers are working to establish how Ali came to be in the water and are pursuing a number of enquiries.
“Officers from the Central East Command Unit are asking anyone who may have seen Ali in the time before his death – especially in the vicinity of Turners Road and Rhodeswell Road – to make contact.”
Anyone with information can call 101 or post @MetCC ref CAD 1199/11 Oct, or to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Tags: east London, Newham, Limehouse
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