Police confirm body of man, 31, who disappeared after leaving Stockport pub has been found

GMP has thanked the public for their "assistance in sharing our appeal".

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 7th June 2023

The body of a man who vanished after leaving a pub in Stockport on Sunday night has now been found, it has been confirmed.

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.

He was seen turning left onto Brabyns Brow from Town Street, but there were no further sightings of him after that.

Police said they were becoming “increasingly concerned” about Christopher’s whereabouts.

But now, after officers and specialist teams searched a specific area in Marple, GMP confirmed last night that a body had been found.


Sadly, police have confirmed this to be Christopher’s body.

GMP confirmed that Christopher’s family have been informed following the recovery of the body, and a report is now being prepared for the Coroner’s Office.


In a statement addressing and confirming the devastating news last night, Detective Superintendent Helen Critchley, of GMP’s Stockport district, said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with Chris’s family and friends at this very distressing time.   

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“I would also like to thank the local community for their support with the search and the wider public for their assistance in sharing our appeal.”

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