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Appeal to find missing, Brian, 73

Brian Barrett, 73, was reported missing on Monday Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are searching for a man who has been missing from his home in Chesham, Bury.

Brian Barrett, 73, was reported missing on Monday and was last seen on CCTV at Bury interchange at 7.35am on Tuesday.

He has been described by police as being white and of heavy build with grey hair.

Mr Barrett was last seen wearing a grey/ black winter coat, dark trousers and brown shoes.

Inspector David Ryecroft from GMP’s Bury borough said they are desperately seeking information on Mr Barrett’s whereabouts.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101.


Concern over missing pregnant woman

Angela King Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a pregnant woman who was reported missing yesterday.

Angela King, 33, from Bury, was last seen at 11.30am on Thursday 12 January 2017.

She is described as mixed race, with black hair, brown eyes, around 5ft 1in tall, slim build and is heavily pregnant.

Angela was last seen wearing multi-coloured leggings, blue and pink Sketcher trainers and a thin khaki green/brown three-quarter length parka-style coat.

Detective Inspector Lee Hopwood said: “We are obviously worried for Angela’s welfare, but also for the welfare of her unborn child.

She is heavily pregnant and our priority first and foremost is to ensure that both her and the baby are safe and sound.

“Angela, if you are reading this please contact us and let us know you are ok."

Woman tells of ordeal while backpacking in Australia

A young woman from Bury has described her terror after being held against her will on a backpacking holiday to Australia.

Mary Kate Heys, who's 20, accepted a lift from a 22 year old man in the state of Queensland, on Australia's east coast.

But when the driver started acting strangely she feared for her life.

Miri secretly managed to text her dad back home in the UK, who alerted the police in Australia.

Four people rescued from cars after flooding in Bury

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