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Family pay tribute to man found in Long Eaton canal

Posted on 18th March 2019
Thomas Boyle Canal Picture

The family of a man who was found in the Erewash Canal in Long Eaton this weekend have paid tribute to their “sensitive, talented” son.

Thomas Boyle was found by officers from Derbyshire police after being seen by a passer-by in the water on Saturday morning (March 16).

A family member said: “Thomas was a sensitive, talented young man who was liked by all who met him.

“We all love him and miss him so much.”

Thirty-seven-year-old Mr Boyle, of Russell Court, Long Eaton, was pronounced dead at the scene – and officers are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

He was last seen at 10.35pm on Friday evening walking along Derby Road, Long Eaton, heading towards the town centre.

Mr Boyle was wearing a black puffer jacket, jeans and distinctive brown Converse trainers with white soles and red laces.

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time and may have seen Mr Boyle are asked to contact detectives with any information that may assist with enquiries.

Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage that shows someone matching the description of Mr Boyle given above. If you believe you have video that may help the investigation then it should be downloaded to an external device and secured for officers to view.

If you have any information which may assist with our enquiries, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 19*134199 in any correspondence:

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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