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March for missing student

Hundreds are expected to take part in a march through Greater Manchester on Saturday afternoon, to raise the profile of a missing Indian student. 18 year old Souvik Pal disappeared after going to a New Year's Eve event at the Warehouse Project in Old Trafford.

His father Santanu Pal has flown into Manchester from India and has vowed he will remain until his son is found. The march will start at 2:30pm from Old Trafford, finishing at the Warehouse Project on Trafford Wharf Road where he was last seen.


Sighting of missing student revealed to be false

The police officer leading the search for missing student Souvik Pal says there have been no sightings of him beyond 11.05pm that night.

Door staff threw Souvik out of the Warehouse Project for trying to use the ladies toilet, but police say it was a misunderstanding. He took a wrong turn.

A sighting at 1.30am has been shown to be incorrect. Souvik left the club, and was caught on CCTV, just after 11.

Our correspondent Rob Smith is at Mr Pal's press conference. Follow him on Twitter for the latest updates.


Father of missing student Souvik Pal to stay in Britain until his son is found

The father of Souvik Pal appears before the press Credit: Rob Smith, ITV Granada

The father of Souvik Pal, the Manchester Metropolitan student missing since the early hours of New Years' Day, says he will stay in Britain until his son is found.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4223 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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