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Body in Duddingston Loch is missing student Antoine Maury

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Image caption Antoine Maury vanished after leaving a group of friends on a night out

Police have confirmed the body of a man found in Duddingston Loch in Edinburgh was that of missing student Antoine Maury.

The French student was last seen in Edinburgh College's Milton Road Campus at about 22:30 on 24 October, when he "suddenly" left a group of friends.

His body was recovered from the loch on 2 December after searches in which members of Mr Maury's family took part.

Police Scotland said a report had been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Ch Insp Kevin McLean said: "Our thoughts are with the family of Antoine, whose courage and dignity throughout this harrowing time has been unparalleled.

"I would like to thank those members of the public and media who assisted in our search, their support was essential.

"We are supporting Antoine's family through an appointed family liaison officer. We will continue to work with them and offer assistance throughout this difficult time."

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