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8th May 2017

Body of missing Manchester student found on Oxford Road construction site

The body of missing University of Manchester student Charlie Bartlett has been found just off Oxford Road

The body of 19-year-old University of Manchester student Charlie Bartlett has been found on the site of the old BBC studios on Oxford Road.

Charlie’s brother Harry Bartlett launched an appeal on Facebook after not hearing from his brother for over 24 hours after he attended the Owens Park ball. The ball took place at The Principal hotel on Oxford Road on the night of Saturday 6th of May.

He was last seen in Sound Control on New Wakefield Street, a short walk from where his body was later found at 7.50am on Monday 8th May, after emergency services were called to the site on Charles Street, just off Oxford Road.

Greater Manchester Police later confirmed that the body was that of the first year Computer Science student. They added that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police cordons and a forensic team were seen at the site, which is currently undergoing development into student flats, during the morning of Monday 8th of May.

A GMP spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 7.50am on Monday, May 8, 2017, police were called to reports that a body had been found on Oxford Road in Manchester city centre.

“Officers attended and discovered the body of a 19-year-old man.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

Tributes have flooded in on Facebook for the undergraduate student, including from his brother Harry, who confirmed the news on his own Facebook page.

“Unfortunately the news is horrible – my little brother’s body has been found… Rest in peace Chuck,” he wrote.

A University of Manchester spokesman said: “The police have informed us of the death of one of our students. University staff are working to provide support to his family and we are offering counselling to all students who have been affected by this incident.”

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