Family pay tribute to ‘kind and thoughtful’ man who vanished and died after leaving Stockport pub
"We will always love you and cherish the wonderful times you gave us."
The family of a “kind and thoughtful” man who vanished after leaving a pub in Stockport and was later found dead have paid tribute to him.
31-year-old Christopher Barlow was reported to Greater Manchester Police (GMP) as missing after he was last been seen leaving the Royal Oak pub in the Mellor area of Stockport at 1:17am on Sunday 4 June.
Police started becoming “increasingly concerned” about Christopher’s whereabouts after there were no further sightings of him, and officers from specialist teams subsequently started searching a specific area in Marple after that.
GMP confirmed that Christopher’s body was sadly found a few days later on 7 June.
Now, just a few weeks after Christopher’s tragic death, his “devastated” family have paid an emotional tribute to him.
“Our family are devastated by the loss of Chris,” their tribute begins.
“He was a much loved son, brother, and uncle. He was hard-working, honest, and loyal with a keen sense of fun and unique humour. He was quiet, thoughtful and kind. He was an able cook but his favourite pastime was football, an active supporter of Norwich City, and player for Mill Brow Mellor, and his work’s team at Arden Dies.
“He was a very popular person with those he’d played cricket with at Marple Cricket Club, his football teammates, and the Cheltenham Crew – very close friends who regularly walked the local hills and visited Cheltenham races every Spring.
“He loved spending time with family and friends.”
Christopher’s family – who have requested privacy at this time while they grieve his loss – then went on to thank GMP, friends, and the local community for their “considerable efforts in the search phase”.
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“We will always love you and cherish the wonderful times you gave us,” their tribute concludes.
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