Businessman's death 'accidental'
A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of a man whose body was found in a canal earlier this year.
Xia Qiang Di Wang, 27, drowned in a stretch of the Grand Union Canal, in Loughborough, in April, a coroner's hearing in the town established yesterday.
A police investigation was launched when a pleasure cruiser spotted the businessman's body in the water near the town centre on April 17.
Police established Mr Wang had not accessed his bank account or used his mobile phone for almost a week before his body was found.
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Detective Inspector Simon Preston said after the inquest: "It was a complex investigation, not only because we had to try to trace Mr Wang's movements over a number of days, but also to trace members of his family who were not in this country to give them the sad news.
"An accidental death by drowning has been recorded.
"Our condolences go out to all his family and friends."
Mr Wang, a Chinese national, moved from Leicester to Salisbury Street, Loughborough, this year and had a salon – Oriental Nails – in Baxter Gate, in the town.