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)


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.

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