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Briton Wayne Davies feared drowned in Dutch canal

  • 25 April 2014
  • From the section England
Wayne Davies
Image caption Wayne Davies was on a trip with two friends when he disappeared

A missing British tourist may have fallen in a canal on a night out in the Dutch city of Leiden, according to police in the Netherlands.

Police divers have been searching waterways for Wayne Davies, who went missing after leaving the Hifi nightclub, early on Saturday morning.

The 22-year-old apprentice plumber could have tripped into the city's extensive network of canals, they said.

Sniffer dogs have also been brought in to help with the search.

Mr Davies was staying in Leiden's Golden Tulip hotel with two friends and his bank card has not been used since he went missing.

Missing persons officer, Sgt Andy Standing, from Sussex Police, said: "Wayne's mother reported him missing on Sunday. He was due to return the next day with his friends but did not.

"The Dutch police are investigating his disappearance and we are offering Mrs Davies support as and where we can.

"If anyone knows anything about where Wayne is I would urge them to contact us so we can find him."

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