January 21, 2019 1.34 pm This story is over 32 months old

Investigators search for driver after man drowns in canal

Police are looking for taxi drivers or anyone who may have given him a lift

Police investigating the death of 50-year-old Andrew North have re-issued their appeal to find taxi drivers or anyone who may have given him a lift.

As reported previously, Andrew’s body was found in a canal near to the Dirty Duck pub in Woolsthorpe on Wednesday, December 5.

His death is being treated by investigators as unexplained but not suspicious.

Results of a post mortem showed that he had drowned.

Lincolnshire Police said previously: “Andrew left work at Talbot Chemicals in Newark at around 2pm on Monday, December 3 and at around 2.25pm he walked in to The White Swan pub at the junction of North Gate and Queens Road.

“He left shortly afterwards, leaving by the back door that took him onto Queens Road. He is believed to have visited the Kings Arms, on Kirkgate, and Belams Bar, on Cartergate, later that afternoon.

“We do not where he went from that point.

“Officers are also trying to establish how Andrew reached the Dirty Duck pub at Woolsthorpe. We would like to speak to anyone who may have given him a lift to the area.”

He has been described as white, slim to medium build, tall, and wearing dark blue clothing: heavy-duty workwear trousers, a high-visibility tabard with no sleeves and a striped dark and light beanie hat.

Anyone who saw Andrew after 2pm on December 3, or during the following two days, should contact 101 and quote Incident 255 of December 5.

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