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Adam Pickup search: Body found by police

Adam Pickup
Image caption Adam Pickup had been missing since Saturday

Police searching for a teenager who went missing in Manchester on Saturday say they believe they have found his body.

Adam Pickup, 17, from Bramhall, Stockport, was last seen in the city centre at about 03:20 GMT.

Two men arrested in connection with his disappearance have been released without charge, police said.

Ch Supt Nick Adderley said the death was no longer being treated as suspicious.

A tribute posted by his mother, Chantal, on Facebook said: "It is with the greatest sadness that we have to tell you all that our beloved son Adam was found passed away... we are devastated but so grateful to everybody who has helped search for Adam and given us their love and support."

The body, which has not been formally identified, was found at about 15:30 GMT near Deansgate railway station, just over a mile from where he was last seen.

Ch Supt Adderley said: "While formal identification has not taken place, we believe this is the body of missing Adam Pickup.

"This is a heartbreaking time for Adam's family and our thoughts are with them."

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