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Deakon Wilkins: Police find body in missing clubber search

Deakon Wilkins Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Deakon Wilkins was last seen leaving Motion nightclub in Bristol in the early hours of 14 January

Police searching for a man who disappeared on a night out in Bristol have found a body.

Officers were called to the Floating Harbour at about midday after reports a man's body was found under the bridge in Oxford Street.

Deakon Wilkins, 24, from Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, vanished after leaving Motion nightclub in the early hours of 14 January.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, but his family has been advised.

In a Facebook post, Deakon's father Andy wrote: "Just to let people know the police have found my son Deakon's body today.

"I would just like to thank everyone who helped in the search for our boy, we are so so grateful for all your thoughts and help.

"At the moment we want our privacy to be with our family and remembering Deakon [in] happy and good times, but once again I would like to thank you all for your help and wishes of hope."

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