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Missing epileptic man Casin Edwards "may need medication"

Casin Edwards Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police say a Bury man, missing since yesterday, could need medical attention.

Casin Edwards, 43, who has epilepsy, was last seen on Cornwall Drive in the town at around 10am after dropping his 2-year-old daughter off at a friend's house.

He is black, around 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with shaven dark hair.

"We know that Casin wasn't feeling very well when he was last seen and worry that he could now be feeling much worse. He suffers from epilepsy and doesn't have any medication with him nor does he have any money or access to funds."

– Det Sgt Laurence Dixon, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone who sees Casin or knows where he is should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 2279 of 22/09/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Bolton house fire believed to have started on the ground floor

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service believe a house fire, which claimed four lives on Saturday, started on the ground floor.

Firefighters visit homes to "offer reassurance and advice"

The scene of the devastating fire on Saturday. Credit: ITV News

Firefighters and community safety teams in Bolton have visited over 200 homes to "offer reassurance and advice".

It follows the horrific fire which left a mother and her three children dead at their home on Rosamond Street on Saturday.

As part of the "Safe and Well" visits, officers have placed fire alarms in people's houses and offered advice on what actions to take in the event of a fire.

Officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Police, now believe that the tragic fire on Saturday was caused accidentally by a halogen heater in the living room at the front of the house.

“When anyone loses their life in a fire, it is devastating – but even more so when it involves young lives.

“Our deepest condolences go to the family, friends and the local community following this tragic incident. We are especially thinking of the father of the children who has lost his family in such terrible circumstances.

“This was a tragic accident and over the coming days and weeks we will be working hard to spread our safety messages and offer reassurance and advice to residents to try and make sure that this never happens again.”

– Assistant County Fire Officer Tony Hunter

For further information about how to stay safe in your home, visit http://www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/fire_safety_advice/fire_safety_advice/

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