Souvik Pal disappearance: Father to stay until son found

Santanu Pal Santanu Pal said it was "a very difficult time for our family back in India"

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The father of an Indian student who was last seen at a New Year's Eve warehouse party has said he will stay in Britain until his son is found.

Souvik Pal, 19, went missing after leaving Trafford's Warehouse Project.

A week-long search has included divers checking the Manchester Ship Canal near where the club night was held.

Santanu Pal, who travelled to the UK from India after being told of his son's disappearance, said it was a "very difficult time" for his family.

Det Ch Insp Colin Larkin said police were "becoming more concerned for Souvik's welfare".

The Manchester Metropolitan University undergraduate was reported missing by a flatmate on the morning of New Year's Day after not returning home from the party.

'Role model'

He has been described as 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall, of slim build and having an Indian accent. He has a scar on the right side of his forehead.

Souvik Pal Police released a photo of Souvik Pal taken on New Year's Eve

When last seen, he was wearing a pale denim long-sleeved shirt with a collar, grey chino trousers and navy blue leather boots.

Mr Pal's father said he was "proud of my son and I will stay here until I get him back".

He said: "I would like to directly appeal to anyone who has any clues that can help the police search for Souvik to call the police."

He said it had been "a very difficult time for our family back in India, including Souvik's younger brother, who views him as a role model".

Det Ch Insp Larkin said the force had "had a good response from our appeal and continue to work with organisers from the Warehouse Project".

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