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Cheshire father disappears on sister's wedding day

John Burke
Image caption John Burke went out to buy cigarettes on Saturday and has not been since

Police in Cheshire are searching for a father-of-two who went missing on his sister's wedding day.

John Burke left the groom's house in Ellesmere Port at 0930 BST on Saturday, saying he was going to buy cigarettes.

Police said it was "completely out of character" for Mr Burke, who is described as white, aged 38, 5ft 4in (1.6m), and of stocky build.

Officers are searching the local area, including Eastham Woods and nearby areas of water, a spokeswoman said.

It is believed Mr Burke was wearing a blue and grey Adidas jacket, blue jeans and white trainers.

The police spokeswoman said the wedding went ahead in Mr Burke's absence.

Police have appealed to him to get in touch with his family, or for anyone with any information to contact Cheshire police.

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