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Memorial for student found dead in a canal

A memorial has been created for Souvik Pal, a student whose body was found in a canal in Greater Manchester.

Souvik Pal's memorial Credit: ITV Granada

The Manchester Metropolitan University student was reported missing by his flatmat at 5.30am on January 1st.

His body was found in Bridgewater Canal near Old Trafford football stadium on January 22nd.

A post-mortem examination carried out found the cause of Souvik’s death was inconclusive.

Souvik Pal

His family are planning to take Souvik's body back to India.

Souvik Pal's memorial at All Saints Park, Manchester Credit: ITV Granada

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Body found in canal is missing Manchester student Souvik Pal

Souvik Pal Credit: GMP

Police in Old Trafford have identified the body of a man found in the Bridgewater Canal as missing Souvik Pal.

At around 2pm today, officers made the discovery in the canal near Old Trafford football stadium.

Souvik’s family has been informed and specially trained officers are in regular contact with them. The post mortem is due to take place later this evening.

Police searching for missing student find body

Officers searching for an Indian student who has been missing since New Year's Eve have found a body in water in Old Trafford.

Souvik Pal disappeared after leaving a party at about 11pm on December 31.

Greater Manchester Police say specialist officers made the discovery in the Bridgewater Canal at around 2pm today.

The force says Souvik's family has been informed and is in contact with specially trained officers.

The body will not be formally identified until after it has been safely recovered.

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MP to meet parents of missing student

Keith Vaz MP, who chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee, is to meet the parents of a student who went missing after a night out in Manchester.

Indian student Souvik Pal was last seen leaving a New Year's Eve party in the city.

He was studying product design at Manchester Metropolitan University. The night he disappeared he had been to a party at the Warehouse Project on Trafford Wharf Road.

His family will meet Mr Vaz and Manchester MP Lucy Powell at the Town Hall on Thursday.

It is now 17 days since Souvik’s disappearance and I am very concerned for his welfare. I have been contacted by his father Santanu Pal who is understandably extremely distressed.

It is important that the police continue to focus their efforts on locating Souvik, but the public also has an important role.

I have also spoken to Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd. Everyone seems to be working very hard but we must all try harder to locate Souvik.

If anybody thinks they have any information regarding his disappearance they should immediately contact Greater Manchester Police.

– Keith Vaz MP
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