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Police release CCTV in search for missing Caspar Blackburn

Police searching for missing Caspar Blackburn have released CCTV images from the evening of his disappearance.

The 22-year-old was last seen outside the Slug & Lettuce pub in Sale in Greater Manchester in the early hours of Sunday 1st October. The CCTV from inside the pub show Caspar walking towards the exit.

Underwater police teams have been searching the nearby canal as part of the investigation. Earlier today Caspar's father spoke of the family's pain since their son went missing.

He is white, 5ft 8in tall, and has short ginger hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference MP/17/ 0110152 , or call the independent charity Crimestoppers , anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Caspar Blackburn

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Woman's body found in burning house in Manchester

A woman has been found dead in a burning house in Sale, Manchester.

Police and fire crews were first called to a property on Hayling Road, off Harboro Road, at around 3pm today.

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A joint investigation has been launched by police and fire services to establish what happened, and the road has been cordoned off by police.

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The investigation is in its very early stages and it is unclear at this stage how the small, localised fire started. It is too early to say whether or not there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death, and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.”

– A GMP spokesman

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