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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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