Wales

Appeal after student Ahmed Al-Lami found dead on beach

Ahmed Al-Lami
Image caption Ahmed Al-Lami is thought to have left his student house in Treforest between 24 and 26 September

Police are trying to trace the last movements of a student after his body was found on a beach in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Ahmed Al-Lami, 22, who was studying at the University of Glamorgan, disappeared from his student house in Treforest between 24 and 26 September.

His body was found on the shoreline near the village of Broughton.

Police said it is thought Mr Al-Lami may have left home to go camping.

It is unclear whether his body had washed up from the Bristol Channel. Police are anxious to trace his last movements.

Mr Al-Lami was last seen carrying a dome tent which he had bought from Tesco. Mr Al-Lami was known to use public transport and taxis.

Police said he was known to attend mosques at the university and in the Barry area. Mr Al-Lami had a full beard and a moustache at the time he disappeared.

He was described as 6ft (183cm) tall, of slim build and had thick dark hair.

Police investigating of behalf of the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan coroner.

Appeals had been made across campus after Mr Al-Lami's disappearence.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Porth Police Station via 101 if in the area, 01656 655555 if calling from outside or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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