Detectives pull body of missing Indian student, 23, from water in London’s Canary Wharf – as officers try to piece together his last known movements
- Gurashman Singh Bhatia was reported missing after a night out on Thursday
- He was last seen on CCTV in the South Quay area at around 4:20am the next day
The Metropolitan Police have recovered the body of a missing Indian student from the waters around Canary Wharf in London.
Gurashman Singh Bhatia, 23, was reported missing after going for a night out with his friends on Thursday December 14.
He was last seen on CCTV in the South Quay area of Canary Wharf at around 4:20am the next day and was later reported missing at 5:48pm.
The Met said that police divers found the body of a man in the water in South Quay on Wednesday afternoon.
The force added that while it has not formally identified the body, Gurashman’s family has been informed about the development.
The Metropolitan police have recovered the body of missing student Gurashman Singh Bhatia, 23, (pictured) from the waters around Canary Wharf in London
Gurashman was reported missing after going for a night out with his friends on Thursday December 14 and was last seen on CCTV (pictured) in the South Quay area of Canary Wharf at around 4:20am the next day
The Met said that officers carried out ‘extensive enquiries’, including viewing CCTV footage, speaking to witnesses, analysing phone and financial data. Water searches were also carried out.
The force is now appealing for any information into Gurashman’s disappearance and for any witnesses who may have seen him in the Marsh Wall area of Canary Wharf between Thursday evening and Friday morning.
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, responsible for local policing in Tower Hamlets, said: ‘This is an extremely tragic outcome and is not the news we were hoping to give to Gurashman’s family and friends. I send them my deepest condolences.
‘Gurashman’s death is being treated as unexpected, and while there is nothing to suggest it was suspicious, we will ensure our investigation is as thorough as possible to confirm this.
‘Because of this, we are releasing a CCTV image of Gurashman that was taken before his disappearance and would like anyone who may have seen him in the Marsh Wall area on the evening of Thursday, 14 December and in the early hours of Friday, 15 December, to contact us.’
Anyone with information about Gurashman’s movements is asked to call 101 quoting the reference CAD5787/15Dec.
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