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30/12/2013 19:30 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 06:38 GMT

Adam Pickup Body Found Near Deansgate Railway Station

The body of a missing teenager has been found near to a railway station. Adam Pickup, 17, from Stockport, was last seen on CCTV in Oxford Street in Manchester city centre at about 3.30am on Saturday. He had been on a night out with friends and left Fab Cafe in Portland Street about 10 minutes earlier.

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CCTV still of Adam Pickup (right) walking along Oxford Street

Two men from Manchester arrested as part of the police inquiry have now been released without charge. Earlier, detectives said they could not rule out foul play in Adam's disappearance but it was being treated as a missing persons inquiry. Greater Manchester Police said officers searching for the student found a body in an area near Deansgate railway station at about 3.30pm on Monday.

Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley said: "While formal identification has not taken place, we believe this is the body of missing Adam Pickup. His family has been informed. This is a heartbreaking time for Adam's family and our thoughts are with them.

"Our initial indication is that that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. However, speculation as to what may have happened will not give the answers Adam's family is looking for.

"We will now carry out a thorough investigation which includes a post-mortem examination. We would like to thank the media and the wider public for all their support during this appeal, including on social media."

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Adam Pickup, 17, whose body was found on Monday