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Police find ‘human remains’ in search for missing Peter Baglin



Police have discovered human remains in the search for missing 55-year-old Peter Baglin.


Officers from GMP’s Tactical Aid Unit made the discovery yesterday morning (Saturday 4 March), following a further search of the area around the Bridgewater Canal in Boothstown.


The remains have not been formally identified, however, Peter’s next of kin has been informed and specialist officers are continuing to support the family.


The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the surrounding circumstances.


Detective Inspector Michael Sharples of the GMP Salford District said: "Though we are not currently in a position to confirm this is Peter, our thoughts remain with his wife Michelle and his loved ones.


"We understand that the last two months have been extremely difficult for them and this continues to be a distressing time for all of Peter’s loved ones.


"Search teams, made up of GMP personnel and colleagues from partner agencies - such as the National Police Air Service, North West Underwater Search Team and Mountain Rescue – have worked extensively to try and find Peter.


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted to date, and also to confirm that our enquiries will not stop until we have found the necessary answers for Peter’s loved ones, for our investigation and for coronial proceedings."


Peter Baglin was last seen on Thursday 28th December 2022, he was pictured on CCTV at the Texaco Garage on East Lancashire Road, at Mosley Common. His phone, hat and headphones were found the next morning.


Police Search Advisors returned to the scene by Bridgewater Canal on Thursday.



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