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Police continue search for former Grantham King’s School student missing in Durham

Euan Coulthard
Euan Coulthard

The search for missing former King’s School student Euan Coulthard is continuing today.

Euan, 19, who is studying law at St Mary’s College in Durham, was last seen leaving Loveshack nightclub in the Walkergate area of Durham City late on Wednesday, January 14.

Earlier in the evening Euan, from Bottesford, had enjoyed a meal with friends at La Spaghettata on Saddler Street before going to Loveshack.

Since Euan was reported missing on Thursday afternoon, extensive searches have been carried out by police, fire crews and mountain and fell rescue.

Euan is described as 5ft 9in tall and of average build with light brown hair, which is short on the sides and longer on the top. When he was last seen he was wearing black skinny jeans, a denim jacket and a beige patterned shirt.

The river Wear has been searched in Durham together with other stretches in Chester-le-Street and Washington.

An extensive urban land search of Durham City has been completed and dogs have searched the river banks on both sides.

Hundreds of students and friends have also been involved in the search over the weekend.

Hours of CCTV footage has been studied and images of a man believed to be Euan have indicated that on leaving Loveshack at around 11.50pm, Euan made his way towards Claypath and from there through the market place and down Saddler Street where he crossed Framwellgate Bridge. The footage then shows the man believed to be Euan heading down the steps adjacent to the Bishop Langley Pub towards the river. This is the last potential sighting of Euan.

Superintendent Colin Williamson, who is leading the search, said “Extensive search activity has been carried out over the weekend and the investigation to find Euan is very much ongoing. We have been working closely with our colleagues at fire and rescue and mountain and fell rescue to find Euan.

He added: “We are also working closely with Durham University and would like to thank the students who have assisted in the search so far. My team will continue to follow up on any new information we receive and with this in mind I would urge anyone with information to contact police on 101.”

Euan is a keen cricketer and has played for the King’s School and at county level.


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