Body found in search for missing 20-year-old student from near Sudbury

A body has been found in the search for Charley Gadd, from near Sudbury, who was reported missing in Manchester

A body has been found in the search for Charley Gadd, from near Sudbury, who was reported missing in Manchester - Credit: GREATER MANCHESTER POLICE

A body has been found in the search for a missing 20-year-old student from near Sudbury, police have confirmed.

Charley Gadd, from Belchamp Otten in Essex, was last seen in the early hours of the morning of Saturday, December 11 outside the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester city centre.

He had attended a Warehouse Project club event that night and was reported missing a short while later.

However, officers from Greater Manchester Police were called to a report of a body being found in Manchester Ship Canal at about 11.30am today.

The body has not yet been formally identified, but it is thought to be Charley, who was in the second year of a film and media degree course at the University of Essex in Colchester.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

Charley's family are being supported by specialist officers.

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