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Body found in Leicester Square believed to be Patrick Halpin

Police who are trying to find a missing 18 year old boy have found a body in central London.

Patrick Halpin - who is from from Ireland - was on a trip with his college, and vanished after a night out in Leceister Square on Wednesday night.

Detectives say that shortly before 8pm tonight, they found a body in an enclosed area near Burger King and Zoo Bar in Leceister Square.

Enquiries are underway to establish the identity of the body. Credit: PA

His sister, Regina Ni Halpin, earlier issued an appeal on Facebook to help find her brother.She wrote:

(Patrick) was in London on a trip this week and went missing from a nightclub last night and hasn't been seen since.

He was in The Zoo nightclub just off Leicester Square and left to go to Burger King but did not return home.

He should have been staying in the Astor Museum Hostel, Bloomsbury, London.

– Regina Ni Hailpin on Facebook

Inquiries are under way to establish the identity of the deceased, a police spokesman said.

Patrick was visiting the capital on a trip with his college.

A later post appealed for help in carrying out a search: "Hey everybody, this is Regina's friend posting on behalf of the family. We really appreciate all your messages and offers of support, we plan to carry out a search tonight if anyone in the London area is available."