Pusher' fear sparked after police recover teen's body, making the 86th to be pulled from Manchester city canals

Jun 06, 2018
01:37 P.M.

The Daily Mail reports about a body found in a canal in Manchester city center that has brought the body count in that area to 86. The deceased believed to be 9 years old, went missing after a night out at the Bolton area. The circumstances surrounding his death made police revive the Pusher theory.


Police pulled out the body of a young man from a canal in the Manchester city center and the circumstance under which it was found raised fears of the 'Manchester pusher.' The youngster, 19-year-old Orlando Nyero, was last seen in the wee hours of Sunday after a night out with friends. The body was found in a canal on Whitworth Street, at around 2.50pm on Tuesday.

The city’s waters have claimed 86 bodies since 2007, with 28 of the cases going unresolved. Police established the theory of the ‘Pusher,’ but it has for long been dismissed as just legend.


When reporting the incidence, A GMP spokesman said;

“Police searching for a missing man have found a body. Shortly before 2.50pm on Tuesday 5 June 2018, police were called to Whitworth Street West in Manchester City Centre to reports that a body had been found in a canal. Officers attended and found the body of a man. Although formal identification is yet to take place, it is believed that this is the body of 19-year-old Orlando Nyero. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. His family are being provided with support from officers at this time.”

Just last month, a cyclist said he was attacked by a 'complete psychopath' on the canal path near Old Trafford football stadium, igniting fears of some guy targeting men in the area. The cyclist, who is a father-of-two, said he was pushed into the water by a man who was white and aged between 20 and 40.


In 2016 a Channel 4 documentary, 'Manchester's Serial Killer?' featuring former senior detective Tony Blockley sought to uncover the mysterious murders of three men: Souvik Pal, 18, and 21-year-olds David Plunkett and Nathan Tomlinson. The investigation purported that the three were killed by the same person. All the three men were found dead in canals and their separate investigations showed they could have died before hitting the water.

May his soul rest.

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