Manchester police have found human remains in their search for great-grandad Peter Baglin. Peter was last seen on the evening of Wednesday 28 December. While the remains have not been formally identified, Peter’s next of kin have been informed of the discovery.

The discovery was made around 10:48am at the Bridgewater Canal near Vicars Hall Lane in Worsley

Detective Inspector Michael Sharples of the GMP Salford District confirmed the news earlier today.

He 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.

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Mr Sharples continued: “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.”

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

The 55-year-old from Boothstown vanished almost ten weeks ago after going out for an evening walk along the canal to “clear his head”.

He was later spotted on CCTV cameras in a local petrol station, buying a small bottle of whiskey.

He later called his wife Michelle, assuring her that he would be home soon.

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