BBC researcher sought for market trader killing

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A journalist who worked on BBC investigations with undercover reporter Donal MacIntyre has emerged as one of Britain's most wanted men.

A journalist who worked on BBC investigations with undercover reporter Donal MacIntyre has emerged as one of Britain's most wanted men.

Police are hunting for Christopher Guest More, 26, who is thought to have fled Britain shortly after the murder of a market trader, bludgeoned to death in front of his wife and daughter last year.

More now appears on "wanted" posters which offer a £10,000 reward for anyone who can help catch the killers of 44-year-old Brian Waters.

Mr Waters was found dead at Burnt House farm in Tabley near Knutsford, Cheshire, in June last year, following an anonymous 999 call.

A second man, Suleman Razak, was also found at the scene with serious injuries.

Five men already face charges including murder and grievous bodily harm in connection with the attacks and are due to appear in court next month.

More, from Wilmslow in Manchester's stockbroker belt, is the son of a wealthy businessman. There have been suggestions he flew to Marbella in Spain, and police have lodged requests for information on his whereabouts in expatriate publications.

It is understood that More, who worked as a freelance journalist, helped as a researcher on investigations with MacIntyre, best known for unmasking gangs of football hooligans, exposing care home malpractice and attempting to uncover corruption in the fashion industry.

"It is correct that Christopher Guest More has worked on a freelance basis for the BBC and other media organisations in the past," said a BBC spokesman. "Due to on-going proceedings, we are unable to comment further."