Salford river body is missing teacher Nathan Tomlinson

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Nathan Tomlinson
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Mr Tomlinson, pictured on the night he went missing in Manchester

A body found in the River Irwell is that a 21-year-old man who went missing after a Christmas party, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed.

Nathan Tomlinson, from Stockport, was last seen leaving the Mitre Hotel, near Manchester Cathedral, on 17 December.

His body was discovered near Meadow Road in Lower Broughton.

Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious. Further tests are being carried out following a post-mortem examination.

The apprentice sports science teacher was at a work Christmas party in the Mitre Bar in Manchester city centre and left shortly before 2215 GMT.

CCTV footage

Footage released by police last month showed Mr Tomlinson leaving the bar and jumping over a wall near the cathedral before walking across Victoria Street.

He is believed to have ended up in Chapel Street, Salford, where a man fitting his description asked a bus driver how he could get home to Stockport.

Mr Tomlinson was captured on CCTV walking through Salford near the River Irwell.

As part of inquiries to trace Mr Tomlinson, officers carried out a week-long operation in the area around the University of Salford, Peel Park and Salford Crescent railway station.

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