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Wolseley leads Britain's FTSE lower

LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Britain's benchmark share index slipped back on Tuesday, falling below a key technical level of 5,800 points, with plumbing and building supplies group Wolseley

the worst-performer after posting profits below the consensus forecast.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index was down by 0.5 percent, or 29.36 points lower, at 5,791.09 points by 0710 GMT.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

((sudip.kargupta@thomsonreuters.com)(+44 207 542 2773)(Reuters Messaging: sudip.kargupta.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: MARKETS BRITAIN STOCKS/OPEN