Body found believed to be missing Irish teen Patrick Halpin, say police

Patrick was last seen just after midnight on Wednesday morning (Picture: Family handout)

Patrick was last seen just after midnight on Wednesday morning (Picture: Family handout)

Archant

Police say they believe a body found near Leicester Square is that of Irish teenager Patrick Halpin, who went missing in the West End on Tuesday night.

The 18-year-old student, who was in London for a theatre trip, left Zoo Bar just after midnight to get something to eat, according to friends.

A spokesman for the Met said officers found a body at approximately 7.50pm on Thursday, in an enclosed area in the vicinity of Burger King off Leicester Square.

“Though formal identification has not taken place, we believe that the deceased is Patrick Halpin, 18, from Ireland,” he said,

“Next of kin have been informed.”

Police say they are treating his death as non-suspicious.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Friday, April 24, 2015
We have censored part of this image

Keith Fraser, the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington has apologised after retweeting an Islamophobic cartoon which looks similar to Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet yesterday morning.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Visitors can also track the route and impact of new transport links like HS2 and Crossrail 1 and 2

A giant interactive 3D model showing London in the past, the present and the future has been unveiled.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Fire in High Street, Edgware

Four fire engines have been called to attend a huge fire on the High Street in Edgware.

Friday, April 24, 2015
The Focus E15 housing campaigners are setting up a hairdressing salon with the slogan

Housing campaigners from Newham are offering free hair cuts tomorrow as their launch their “Cut homes not hair” protest.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Police want to talk to this woman about the incident

Police have released an image of a woman they want to speak to after a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf was racially abused on a Piccadilly line train.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

We have censored part of this image

Keith Fraser, the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington has apologised after retweeting an Islamophobic cartoon which looks similar to Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet yesterday morning.