Alert after man jumps into canal in Eastern Boulevard, Leicester
Police were called to a canal yesterday morning after a member of the public reported a man had jumped in.
However, by the time officers arrived in Eastern Boulevard, in the city, the man had got out and run off.
A police spokeswoman said: "At 8.23am we received a call from a member of the public who said a man had jumped into the canal.
"After speaking to security staff at nearby De Montfort University, it appears the man jumped in, then got out and ran off.
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The call was made with good intent and we have to respond accordingly.
"We would advise people to think of their own safety and not jump into canals.
"We would not want to discourage people from making such calls to us in good intent."