While formal identification has not taken place we believe this is the body of missing Adam Pickup. His family has been informed. This is a heart-breaking time for Adam's family and our thoughts are with them.
Our initial indication is that that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, however speculation as to what may have happened will not give the answers Adam's family is looking for.
Police in Manchester searching for a missing student have found a body. Officers searching for Adam Pickup found a body near Deansgate Train Station at 3.30pm this afternoon.
Police have released further CCTV footage as part of their appeal to trace a missing teenager.Read the full story ›
Adam Pickup's father says his brother Ben has been out searching for the 17-year-old. He was last seen on Saturday. He says it is totally out of character for his son not to come home.
It is extremely out of character for Adam not to return home or communicate with his family and friends and concerns for him are growing as time goes by.
We are urging anyone with any information about Adam’s movements in the early hours of Saturday 28 December 2013 to come forward.
As part of our enquiries we have made two arrests. I would like to stress that it is not clear what involvement, if any, they may or may not have had in relation to Adam so we would ask the public not to speculate.
Police are still questioning two men over the disappearance of a teenager in Manchester.
Adam Pickup, 17, vanished on a night out at the weekend. The teenager from Stockport has not been seen since.
He was spotted on CCTV walking along Oxford Street towards Whitworth Street. He appeared to be speaking with a man and a woman.
Police have arrested two men as part of their inquiries to locate the missing 17 year old Adam Pickup, from Stockport.They are currently in police custody for questioning. Inquiries are ongoing to find Adam and police continue to appeal to anyone who may have seen him or knows of his whereabouts.