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Shannon Canning: Body Found In River Lune Believed To Be Missing Lancaster Woman

Lancaster Police have confirmed a body has been found in the River Lune, near Lancaster. Although formal identification has not taken place, police said they believe the body is that of missing 24-year-old Shannon Canning.

A woman's body was recovered from the River Lune near Halton, police believe it is that of missing Shannon Canning.
A body was recovered from the River Lune near Halton, police believe it is that of missing Shannon Canning.

Ms Canning went missing from her home in Keswick Court, Lancaster, in the early hours of Friday morning.


The alarm was raised when Shannon was due to open up the Tipple Bar in Lancaster city centre on Friday afternoon but failed to turn up.


Concern quickly grew for the missing woman as none of her friends or family had heard from her and police described her disappearance as "completely out of character".


Today, Wednesday 24, police confirmed a body had been recovered from the River Lune, near Halton. They said: "You may have seen a large police presence in Lancaster this afternoon and we want to give you an update as to why.


"We can confirm that we were called today (May 24) at around 4:20pm to a report that a body had been found in the River Lune, near Halton.


"Specialist search teams have subsequently attended the area and can sadly confirm that the body of a woman has been recovered.


"Although formal identification has yet to take place, we believe the body to be that of missing Shannon Canning.


"Shannon’s family have been made aware of this sad development and our thoughts are with them at this upsetting time."


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