Body of missing Scot Matthew McCombe found in Amsterdam

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image captionMatthew McCombe in the clothes he was wearing when he disappeared on 14 March

The body of a Scottish man, missing in Amsterdam since 14 March, has been found.

Matthew McCombe, from Glasgow, disappeared while on a trip to the Dutch city with friends to celebrate his 21st birthday.

He was the grandson of Celtic legend and Lisbon Lion Billy McNeill.

Mr McCombe's mother, Paula McCombe, confirmed via her Facebook page on Wednesday that her son's body had been discovered.

'Compassion and kindness'

She said: "It is with great sadness that we are announcing our son Matthew McCombe's body was found this morning.

"Matthew was much loved by all and our hearts are broken."

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image captionParents Paula and Charlie McCombe appeared on Dutch TV to make an appeal

She added: "We would like to thank everyone who has helped in the search for Matthew and for the love, compassion and kindness that has been extended to us since our arrival in Amsterdam."

Mr McCombe left the Novotel in Europaboulevard at 06:15 on 14 March and had not been heard from since.

His parents made an appeal on Dutch television urging anyone who may have seen him to get in touch.

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Celtic FC and many of its former players and supporters also shared appeals.

The club since tweeted: "Everyone at Celtic FC is devastated at the news of the sad passing of Matthew McCombe, grandson of legend Billy McNeill.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club are with Matthew's family and friends at this difficult time."

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