Police find body of boy, 15, who went missing at Lakeside shopping centre

Police have found the body of a boy, 15, who went missing in a lake at Lakeside shopping centre.

The teenager was last seen in Alexandra Lake on Friday night. It is outside the major Essex shopping centre in Thurrock many Londoners will have travelled to over the years.

His disappearance was reported to Essex Police at 8.50pm on Friday, July 31 and specialist teams searched the lake and surrounding area.

Police confirmed a body was found shortly after 12.40pm on Saturday, August 1 and the search for the teenager was stopped.

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Superintendent Craig Saunders, of Essex Police, said: “I want to thank the local community for their patience, and all those involved who have helped with the investigation.”

The boy’s family have been told and formal identification will take place later.


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