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The death of a student whose body was found in a river in Gloucestershire will remain a mystery, an inquest heard today.
20 year old George Ford from Stroud disappeared a week before Christmas last year.
Tests on his body found traces of cannabis and benzodiazepine drugs which he bought over the internet.
The coroner has today recorded an open verdict and said it was impossible to determine how George came to die in the River Frome.
Police have made a fresh appeal for information on George Ford, who went missing from his home in Stroud.
George left his home on Slad Road at around 3am on Sunday morning.
The 20 year old Nottingham University student is around 6ft 1ins tall, with brown, wavy shoulder length hair.
He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt with ‘Hitchhike Morocco’ on the front, grey combat trousers, a brown satchel bag and black DC trainers with blue detail.
Police discovered a body at around 3pm yesterday in the River Frome between Wallbridge and Cainscross.
Formal identification of the body is expected to take place early next week.
Police are keen to trace his movements between 3am and 9am on Sunday December 16.
Anyone with information that could help the investigation should call police on 101 quoting incident 315 of December 18.
Police searching for the missing student George Ford have found a body.
Formal identification hasn't taken place, but his parents have been informed.
20-year-old George hasn't been seen since he left his family home in Stroud early on Sunday morning.
Police are to resume their search for a missing student in Stroud. George Ford, who's 20. hasn't been seen since he left his family home in the town early on Sunday. A helicopter was brought in to look for signs for him and divers searched the Stroudwater canal close to Wallbridge.
Gloucestershire Police say the search of the canal near Stroud for 20 year old George Ford will be stood down at sunset.
The Nottingham University student went missing from his family home in Slad Road in Stroud early on Sunday.
The search will resume tomorrow morning.
Police divers are searching a canal in Stroud for a missing student.
George Ford is 20-years-old and is studying at Nottingham University. He hasn't been seen since he left his family home on Slad Road in Stroud at around 3 o'clock on Sunday morning.
He's 6 foot 1 inch tall, with brown shoulder length hair.
Anyone who has seen George is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 175 of December 16.
Police want to trace a 20 year old Stroud man who's missing. They say they are extremely concerned for his welfare. George Ford is thought to have left his home in Slad Road early on Sunday (16 December).
He's 6' 1" with brown, shoulder-length hair. He may have gone to Nottingham as he is at university there.