POLICE are investigating after a car was found floating in a Sale canal.

A jogger spotted the blue Fiat Punto floating in a section of the Bridgewater Canal, close to Danefield Road, at around 6am this morning..

Firefighters from Sale and Stretford, as well as a water incident unit from Eccles, were initially called to the scene as it was feared people could be trapped inside the vehicle, but after a thorough search, it was established that no people were involved.

Police believe the car was stolen from Urmston and are conducting enquiries.

No arrests have been made.