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Missing Charlie Pope: Body found in Manchester canal

Charlie Pope Image copyright GMP
Image caption Although the body has not been formally identified, police believe it is Charlie Pope

Police searching for a missing teenager have found a body in a canal.

Charlie Pope, 19, left the Zombie Shack on New Wakefield Street, Manchester, at 02:30 GMT on Friday. He was last seen on Whitworth Street two hours later.

Following an underwater search in the canal just off Whitworth Street West, a body was found on Friday afternoon.

Police believe the body found is that of the teenager, from Ponteland, Northumberland. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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