A body has been found in the search for missing Bristol Uni student Olisa Odukwe

Police divers recovered a body in Harbourside area on Tuesday afternoon

A body has been found in the search for missing Bristol Uni student Olisa Odukwe, police have confirmed.

While formal identification is yet to be carried out, the family and friends of the second year student have been informed.

Divers recovered the body yesterday afternoon in Bristol Harbour near Narrow Quay. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Olisa was reported missing on Sunday afternoon having been last seen on his bike leaving his home in Redland at 7am on Saturday morning (1st May).

Earlier that morning he had visited the Harbourside area at 4am before returning home.

Last night, Bristol Uni football club said it was “grieving the loss of our dear friend Olisa”.

“Olisa was universally loved; a kind, gentle and funny character who brought a smile to the face of whoever he was with.

“Thank you all for your phenomenal support across the last few days. Please keep Olisa’s family and friends in your thoughts at this difficult time”.

Bristol Uni have said: “Our thoughts are with his friends and family who we are supporting at this incredibly difficult time.

“We know this news will be upsetting for many students. Support is available to all students and staff affected by this news and we would encourage them to contact University wellbeing services for help, as well as seeking support directly from friends and family”.

Nobody should suffer alone. If you are experiencing any mental health issues or high levels of stress, help is readily available for those that need it.

A list of wellbeing services available to Bristol students can be found here, as well as the Samaritans’ helpline.