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Police say body found in Durham river is believed to be that of missing Bottesford teenager Euan Coulthard

Euan Coulthard
Euan Coulthard

Police divers searching the River Wear in Durham City have recovered a body believed to be that of missing student Euan Coulthard.

At around 9.15am this morning police responded to a call from a member of the public saying they had seen a body in the river.

Specialist police divers began a search near to Framwellgate Bridge and the body was recovered. A post mortem examination will take place later.

A formal identification is yet to take place, however Euan’s family have been informed.

Euan, 19, is a former King’s School pupil studying law at St Mary’s College.

He was last seen leaving Loveshack nightclub in the Walkergate area of Durham City late on Wednesday, January 14.


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