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Friends remember teenager who died after a night out in Manchester

A post mortem found that Adam Pickup died as a result of a fall

The friends of 17-year-old Adam Pickup who were out with him the night he disappeared are to go on patrol with the Manchester Street Angels to mark the anniversary of the tragedy later this evening.

Adam went missing following a night out in Manchester City Centre on December the 28th. His body was found on wasteland near to Deansgate Station two days later.

Thousands of people joined the search for Adam using social media, and in the aftermath a campaign was set up to recruit teams of volunteers to help make Manchester safer.

Manchester Street Angels go out every Friday night between the hours of 10pm and 2am, helping those who may have become vulnerable through alcohol.

Adam's family are planning to release dozens of balloons at midnight to mark a year since he disappeared. They say had Angels been on the streets that night things may have been very different.

Adam's friends who were out with him that night are fully behind the project and wanted to do their bit by going on patrol a year-on from when they lost their friend".

Manchester "Street Angels"

"The support we have had from the police, the Pub and Club Network, and those enjoying nights out in the City Centre has been absolutely amazing. We now have a base at the offices at Great Northern thanks to the generosity of management there and already we have helped dozens of people get home safely."

– Chair of Manchester Street Angels, Rachel Goddard