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Police continue search for missing Mossley man
Saturday 4th March 2017 @ 13:38 by Adam Higgins
Mossley & Saddleworth News

Police have been continuing their search for a missing man at the River Tame in Mossley this morning (Saturday).

Officers were called to the river on Two Mills Lane following reports that missing Michael Leadbetter had been seen in the area.

A number of fire engines and a large police presence was reportedly at the scene earlier on Saturday, while the water section of mountain rescue teams from Glossop, Kinder and Oldham were requested to search the river by Greater Manchester Police.

Yesterday (Friday), the North West Police underwater search and marine unit was stationed on Waggon Road as officers carried out an initial search.

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Mr Leadbetter (pictured, left) was last seen at around 6pm on Sunday, February 26, close to the river near Longlands Mill on Queen Street and police are still looking for the 57-year-old.

He is described as white, 6ft 2in tall, of slim build with grey hair and a beard.

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Mr Leadbetter is believed to have been wearing a brown jacket, a purple t-shirt underneath a denim shirt and dark blue/black jeans and black boots at the time he went missing.

His family and the police are becoming increasingly concerned of his whereabouts.

Anyone with information or who might have seen Mr Leadbetter is urged to contact police on 101, quoting reference MP/17/0104346.