Police searching for missing student Daniel Williams find body in university campus lake

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Police searching for missing student Daniel Williams have found a body in a lake on a Reading university campus.

The 19-year-old was last seen at a student union bar on the Whiteknights campus shortly after midnight on Thursday.

Police officers were searching the lake for a second day when they found the body on Tuesday morning.

The student’s family have been informed of the development but formal identification is yet to take place.

A major search, aided by search and rescue volunteers and the National Police Air Service, was launched for Mr Williams, who was in his second year at the university studying computer science.

The death is being treated as unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious.

Superintendent Stan Gilmour, local policing area commander for Reading, said: “Tragically officers searching for Daniel have located a body.

“While the identity of the person who died is yet to be established, we have informed Daniel’s family and are providing support to them.

“Please could I make an appeal to respect the privacy of Daniel’s family at what must be a deeply difficult time for them.”

The teenager was reported missing when he failed to return home to his university accommodation.

He was described as wearing blue or black jeans, a black hooded top and black shoes.

Mr Williams was also wearing a black T-shirt underneath with a distinctive white motif on the front.

Leaflet drops were arranged by Mr Williams’ family who are being supported by specially trained officers.

(c) Sky News 2019: Police searching for missing student Daniel Williams find body in university campus lake

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