July 6, 2012 16:17

Police appeal for information over man who went missing after Stone Roses' Heaton Park show

Chris Brahney's mobile phone has been traced to Edinburgh, but he is still missing

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The family of Christopher Brahney, who went missing after The Stone Roses' first show at Heaton Park last Friday (June 29), have appealed for further information after his mobile phone was traced to Edinburgh.

The 22-year-old, who is from Timperley, Manchester, was last seen by friends at roughly 11.30pm (BST) after the Roses' first show at Heaton Park last week (June 29), but has not been since.

Greater Manchester Police have been investigating his disappearance and have managed to track the Sim Card of Brahney's phone to Edinburgh.

Brahney became separated from his friends after he tried to return to Heaton Park to find his lost phone, so police have asked people not to jump to any conclusions about the significance of this. A possible sighting has been reported at the Maccabi Sport Centre on Bury Old Road, not far from Heaton Park, at 12.05am on Friday night.

Speaking about the investigation, Detective Inspector Debbie Oakes said: "The potential sighting near the Maccabi Sports Centre suggests that Chris could have been trying to work his way back to Heaton Park, and I would urge anyone who may have been in this area at this time to get in touch if they think they can help."

She added: "We have also now had an indication that Chris' phone may be in Edinburgh. This is the phone that Chris was trying to find when he went missing. I do not want the public to jump to any conclusions as to the significance of this; at this stage all indications suggest that someone else now has this phone in their possession. I would urge that person to come forward. I want to reassure him or her that they are not in any trouble with the police."

A Facebook group has been set up to help find Brahney and for people to share information. You can access it here.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 7652. You can also watch an information video at the bottom of the page

Around 225,000 people attended The Stone Roses' three shows at Manchester's Heaton Park over the weekend.

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