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An inquest has been opened into the death of a 20-year-old Durham University student.
Sope Peters was last seen alive outside the Klute nightclub near Elvet Bridge in the city centre during an evening out with friends.
An extensive search was launched and his family travelled from America in an attempt to find him. However, his body was later recovered from the River Wear more than five weeks after he went missing. The inquest was adjourned this afternoon.
The inquest into the death of Durham University student Sope Peters is expected to open. The body of the 20-year-old was found in the River Wear earlier this month. Sope, who was in his second year of an economics degree at Durham University, was last seen in Klute bar on October 29.
The inquest into the death of Durham University student Sope Peters is expected to open today.
The body of the 20-year-old was found in the River Wear earlier this month.
Sope, who was in his second year of an economics degree at Durham University, was last seen in Klute bar on 29th October.His body was discovered in the river between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge almost six weeks after his disappearance.
The family of missing American student Sope Peters has been told that a body has been found in the River Wear.
No formal identification will take place until later this week.
The Durham university student went missing in October after a night out with friends and searches were conducted across the city.
Frances Read reports.
Police have thanked emergency services who helped recover a body discovered in the River Wear. Officers were called to the area between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge in Durham City.
No formal identification has taken place, however the family of missing Durham University student Sope Peters were informed of the development. There are no suspicious circumstances.
Police have recovered a body from the River Wear close to where officers have been searching for a missing university student.
Sope Peters, 20, was last seen at around 11:30pm on October 29 while on a night out in Durham. The body hasn't yet been formally identified.
Police searching for a missing Durham University student have recovered a body from the River Wear in Durham city centre.
Officers said the body was found this afternoon between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge. A formal identification is yet to take place but the family of missing student Sope Peters have been informed.
Sope, 20, went was last seen leaving his flat in Highgate at around 11:30pm on October 29.
A vigil is being held for missing Durham University student Sope Peters who disappeared a month ago.
Police haven't been able to trace him since he disappeared on a night out with friends.
The vigil will be held at the university's Hatfield College chapel from 7:30pm tonight, November 25.
A mother who's flown to the North East from America to find her son says she doesn't want to go home without him.
Sope Peters went missing more than three weeks ago after a night out in Durham with friends.
This weekend his mother, Tolu, is continuing to help with search efforts to find her son, who's an international student at Durham university.
The mother of a missing Durham University student says she can't imagine Christmas without him.
Sope Peters went missing after a night out with friends in Durham around three weeks ago.
His mother, Tolu, says she believes he's still alive and is urging people to help in the search to find him.
Watch Frances Read's report