Body in Bristol canal is Will Appleby

Will Appleby
Image caption A Facebook group set up to help find Mr Appleby has more than 5,000 followers

A body found in a canal in Bristol is that of missing student Will Appleby, the Avon coroner has confirmed.

Mr Appleby, 19, was a student at the University of the West of England, and was last seen in the Motion club, on Avon Street, on 12 June.

A post-mortem examination into Mr Appleby's death could not establish a cause and further tests are planned.

An inquest into his death is expected to be opened and adjourned on Wednesday.

Police were originally alerted after he failed to catch a bus home to Ulverston in Cumbria.

Mr Appleby had just finished the first year of his media studies course at University of the West of England.

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