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Sope Peters inquest

An inquest has been opened into the death of a Durham University student, whose body was found more than five weeks after he went missing.

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Body recovered from River Wear

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.

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