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British Tourist Wayne Davies' Body Found In Canal In Dutch City Of Leiden

26/04/2014 22:00 BST
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The body of a British tourist who went missing following a night out in the Dutch city of Leiden has been recovered from a canal.

Wayne Davies, 22, went missing after leaving the Hifi nightclub in Leiden, in the west of the Netherlands, in the early hours of April 19. His mother raised the alarm the next day as he was due to return to the UK .

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We were notified of the death of a British national on 26 April in the Netherlands."

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

Detectives believe that Davies, an apprentice plumber from East Grinstead, Sussex, could have fallen into the city's extensive network of canals and waterways.

His bank card had not been used since his disappearance, according to police.

Police divers and sniffer dogs have been used to try and locate him, according to local media reports.

Davies had been staying in Leiden's Golden Tulip hotel with two friends. He is said to have been wearing black trousers, a blue hooded top and blue trainers in the hours before he went missing.