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Body found in Leicester Square, London

Efforts at identifying the body are ongoing, Met Police say.

The Leicester Square area of London
The Leicester Square area of London
Image: Andrew Havis via Flick/Creative Commons

POLICE SEARCHING FOR a missing 18-year-old from Galway have found a body.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that there had been no identification made, but that efforts were ongoing.

The body was discovered at around 7.50pm this evening, in an enclosed area in the vicinity of Burger King and the Zoo Bar off Leicester Square.

Enquiries are underway to establish the identity of the deceased.

Patrick Halpin had been missing since Tuesday, having left the Zoo nightclub.

His family had flown to London this afternoon to join the search for the missing DCU student.

He had been in the English capital on a college trip.

Read: Patrick Halpin still missing after police ‘mix-up’ reported that he had been found

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