Body recovered is that of missing Durham Uni student Euan Coulthard

Police have today confirmed that the body recovered from the River Wear in Durham City on Friday morning is sadly of Durham University student Euan Coulthard.

Euan, a law student at St Mary’s College was reported missing on Thursday, 15th January after he failed to return home following a night out in the city. The 19-year-old was from the village of Bottesford, in Leicestershire.

After the formal identification took place a pathologist carried out a post mortem examination. The results of this will be forwarded to HM Coroner but police are satisfiend there are no suspicious circumstances regarding Euan’s death.

The coroner is expected to arrange for an inquest to open, probably later this week.

Supt Colin Williamson said; We are very grateful for the assistance we received during our searches from Euan’s friends and fellow students, as well as all the other agencies and volunteers who took part. Our thoughts are now very much with Euan’s family at this sad time.”