Community reacts to the news of police finding a body in the canal in the hunt for Caspar Blackburn

By Peter Trollope at


The Sale community has reacted with shock at the news police searching Caspar Blackburn, have found a body in the canal near to Springfield Road.

Formal identification has not taken place but the police have informed Caspar’s family of the find.

Caspar has been missing since he disappeared outside The Slug and Lettuce  at 2.15am on Sunday at Sale Waterside

Many members of the Sale community took to Facebook and Twitter to express their grief and to send their condolences to the Blackburn family.  Sale Today’s Facebook page was overwhelmed with people posting messages.


Here are a selection of messages:-


John Herb Kennerley So,so sorry to hear the sad news. Sincere condolences to family and friends.

 Barrie Schofield Snr Very sad 😢 rip young man
Kim Lindley So very sad, RIP Casper x
 Catherine Starkey Heartbreaking news x rip Casper xx
 Neil Perrin just learnt bout this.. gutted for this lad and his family.
 Janet Burke RIP Caspar. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Heartbreaking news. Xxx😥😥
Bob Liddell Whatever the circumstances it’s always very sad when a young person looses there life Rip
Rachel Gavin RIP Caspar. Gone far too soon xxx
 Tracy Blinkhorn Ah no! I was hoping he had just got caught up with a few mates or something. Poor lad.
 Janet Burke How heartbreaking. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. Xxx😥
Christopher Ashton Sad news. Can’t even begin to imagine what his family and friends are going through right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to them all 😓
 Jennifer Williams So so sad. RIP
 Louise Haslam Heartbreaking news 💔😢 He was Robson’s friend (from Tyntesfield). Upset me so much this has – I prayed he’d be found safe & well. My heart goes out to his parents, family & friends. Can’t begin to imagine what they’re going through – Just a baby 😢💔
RIP Caspar
 Kirsty Owen RIP young man. Truly heartbreaking 💔 my thoughts are with his parents, family and friends – really hoped he would be found safe and well 😔