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.
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Stephen was last seen wearing a black coat, jeans, black hat and was carrying a bright blue nike bag.