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Christopher Brahney's final movements - police seek possible witnesses
12:13pm Monday 16th July 2012 in News
DETECTIVES have managed to retrace what they now believe to be the final movements of Timperley man Christopher Brahney.
An intensive trawl of hours of CCTV footage in Manchester city centre has now led officers to believe the 22-year-old went to an area near to Parsonage Gardens.
Police believe people captured on CCTV in the area may hold the key as to what happened to Christopher, who went missing after attending a Stone Roses concert at Heaton Park.
Officers would like to hear from these people, seen on camera in the early hours of Saturday, June 30, in a bid to solve the mystery.
Christopher’s body was found in the Manchester Ship Canal last Monday.
The sightings include: 12.32am: two women, one white and in her late teens to early 20s, with a bag, wearing a dark long sleeved top, light trousers and a black trilby type hat with light coloured band on. The second woman was also white, in late teens to early 20s, with a dark hooded top, light top with long hair.
12.35am: three white men aged between 18 and 25, all with short dark hair, one wearing a dark T shirt, the other two wearing light T shirts.
1.14am: two women, believed to be the same pair as at 12.32am.
6.28am: two white women in their 20s, one with tied brown hair, a burnt orange padded jacket, blue jeans and white trainers. The second woman was wearing a black padded jacket with hood up, jeans and white trainers.
Det Insp Debbie Oakes said: “I want to make it clear, however, that while we believe that through CCTV inquiries we have managed to follow the movements of a young man we believe to be Chris, we still cannot say how and why he died. Nor do we have any evidence of his death being suspicious.
“We therefore appeal to anyone who may have seen Chris, walking with his shopping bag, in Manchester city centre.”
* Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7652.
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