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Manchester United gesture for missing Indian teen

Saturday, 12 January 2013 - 3:00am IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA
After the unsuccessful 11-day effort by the Manchester Grand Police and Scotland Yard to trace the missing 19-year-old Souvik Pal from Bangalore, leading soccer club Manchester United has now offered to pitch in.

After the unsuccessful 11-day effort by the Manchester Grand Police and Scotland Yard to trace the missing 19-year-old Souvik Pal from Bangalore, leading soccer club Manchester United has now offered to pitch in. The club has now agreed to let Manchester Grand police make an appeal for help to trace the teenager to the spectators at Manchester United’s English Premier League match on Sunday against Liverpool minutes before the kick off at 1.30 pm (GMT).

The match is scheduled to be played at Manchester United’s home stadium at Old Trafford, which is close to Warehouse Project, the night club from where Souvik disappeared on New Year’s eve.
Manchester Evening News reported that the appeal would be shown on a digital advertising board by the pitch-side.

Incidentally, Souvik, who was studying product designing at Manchester Metropolitan University, also worked part-time serving drinks to spectators at the Old Trafford stadium. In fact, Souvik had reportedly worked at the club for the game against West Bromwich Albion on December 29 – two days before he went missing.

The stadium has a seating capacity of 75,811 and police detective chief inspector Colin Larkin is hopeful that there could be “someone among the crowd who may have some information that could help us.”
 




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