Body found in Stroud search for George Ford

George Ford
Image caption George Ford, 20, was last seen on 16 December in Stroud, Gloucestershire

A body has been found by search teams looking for a missing student in Gloucestershire.

George Ford, 20, left his home in Stroud during the early hours of Sunday morning and has not been seen since.

Police divers have been searching the waters of the town's canal as part of their investigation into his disappearance.

Gloucestershire Police say his family has been informed of the development.

Mr Ford, a student at the University of Nottingham, left his home in Slad Road at around 03:00 GMT on 16 December.

He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt, grey combat trousers, a brown satchel bag and black trainers.

Gloucestershire Police previously said it was "very concerned".

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