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Police issues lookout notice for key witness

The notice has stopped Michael Manyon, the British tourist from leaving the country while the case is on.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Panaji
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2008 01:56 PM IST

Goa police on Wednesday issued a lookout notice for British tourist Michael Manyon, a key witness in UK national Scarlette Eden Keeling death case.

A notice has been issued that Manyon should not leave the country. "We are on a lookout for him to get his deposition in the British girl's death case," North Goa Superintendent of Police Bosco George told PTI.

George said the police does not know about his whereabouts and would like him to depose before the investigating authorities.

Witnesses in the death case have revealed that couple of hours before her death, Scarlett was partying with few boys at a 'lui caf' shack on Anjuna beach, police said.

The crucial British eyewitness had reportedly seen accused barman Samson sexually abusing the British teenager.

In his interview to the international media over phone, which was released from London, Manyon said that he had left the shack at 4.45 am. Scarlett's body was found at 6.30 am on the Anjuna beach, adjacent to the shack where she partied last.

Eye witnesses like Placido Carvalho, another suspect who has applied for anticipatory bail, have said that Manyon, popularly known as 'Mike Masala' was amongst those present few hours before her death.

The state police on Wednesday said they will provide all protection to Manyon, if he fears for his life.

"We have told the British embassy that all the required protection would be provided to Manyon. He should just come and depose," a senior police officer stated.

Goa police had earlier said that they are ready to travel anywhere in the world to get Manyon's deposition as it was very crucial to crack the murder case.

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