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Police searching for missing Peter Baglin confirm human remains discovered

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Human remains have been discovered in the search for missing Peter Baglin, who disappeared just after Christmas Day, Greater Manchester Police has confirmed.

Although the remains have yet to be formally identified, officers say that Peter's next of kin has been informed amid the search of the land around Bridgewater Canal where he disappeared.

The remains were discovered Saturday, March 4 at around 10.48am in the area of the Bridgewater Canal in Boothstown. The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the surrounding circumstances, police have said.

Peter Baglin, a 55-year-old from Boothstown, vanished almost ten weeks ago after going out for an evening walk along the Bridgewater Canal to 'clear his head'. READ MORE: Torment of wife of missing dad as trolls and 'social media detectives fuel speculation' In a statement issued this evening (March 5), a spokesperson for the force said: "Officers from GMP’s Tactical Aid Unit made the discovery on Saturday 4 March 2023 at around 10:48am, following a further search of the area around the Bridgwater 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 and their loved." Peter has been missing from Boothstown since December 28, 2022.

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