A DATE has been set for the inquest into the death of a young man whose body was found in a canal.

The body of Mohammed Amar Pervez was found on Tuesday, March 7, in the canal at Spring Lane, near Worcester Shrub Hill railway station.

Police are treating the 29-year-old's death as unexplained and an inquest has been opened and adjourned until Monday, June 19.

Tributes flooded in for Mr Pervez on social media and many people posted messages on the Worcester News Facebook page.

Eloise Chislett wrote: "Rest in peace mate you will be missed by so many x"

Diane Orgee said: "So sad thoughts are with the family x"

And Lisa Marwick added: "Such sad news, my thoughts are with the family xx"

Floral tributes to the young man were left alongside the canal, with one card reading: "Amar Toink, Forever in our thoughts, Gone but never forgotten, Sleep tight rest in peace."

West Mercia Police received a call from a concerned member of the public just before 7.30am on the Tuesday morning, reporting they had seen a body in the canal.

The canal bank was cordoned off while police and forensics officers examined the area.

The inquest is set to take place at the Worcestershire Coroner's Court in Stourport-on-Severn at 2pm.