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Police vow to solve riddle of missing Henry

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Police have pledged to solve the disappearance of 37-year-old Henry Baines who went missing from his home in Fleetwood in 1989.

Lancashire Police’s Cold Case Team is continuing to investigate.

Henry, known to his family and locally in Fleetwood as Harry, is suspected to have been murdered, at some point over the weekend of February 17 to 19, some 25 years ago. Four people were arrested on suspicion of murder but were later released.

Det Chief InspAndy Gilbert said: “We are committed to finding out what happened to him. We believe someone must know something – even if it doesn’t seem like much, it could be significant. Any information passed to us will be treated in confidence.

“Harry was well known in in the Fleetwood area, he would go from pub to pub drinking and playing snooker and plenty of people knew him. They may have witnessed something crucial without realising it so any information that friends or acquaintances may have that they think could be relevant, we would urge them to contact police. It may be in the passage of time that people who may have information may now feel more comfortable in coming forward.

“There is still a close community in the area and we know that Harry and what happened to him is still a talking point locally - we believe someone must know something – even if it doesn’t seem like much to them, it could be significant to the enquiry.

“We would urge anyone who thinks they have any information at all, no matter how small they feel it could be to contact us and be reassured that any information passed to us will be treated in confidence.

“It is really important to Harry’s family that we get to the bottom of what happened to him to bring them some closure.”

DCI Gilbert continued; “Since re-opening the case in March 2013, we have had a number of calls passing on information which are being followed up by the investigation team.

Anyone with any information about the disappearance of Henry Baines should contact Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 
 
 

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