Body of a woman found in Smethwick canal

The body of a woman has been found in the canal off Steel Bright Road in Smethwick with the discovery being made yesterday morning.

Police are trying to identify her, so that her relatives can be informed of the sad news and are asking for the public’s help to find out who she is.

Officers have released a picture of the red slippers she was wearing in the hope that someone may recognise them.

The woman is thought to be in her 60s or 70s, and is black with short grey afro hair, wearing a black bob style wig. She has a hearing aid and was wearing a blue and white striped t-shirt with lobsters on, a beige cardigan and a long blue and white floral skirt. She was also wearing a dark pink anorak and the slippers.

Her death is currently being treated as unexplained and officers are asking anyone who knows who she is to contact them urgently quoting log 891 of 1/9.

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