Tributes paid to Manchester fresher Charlie Bartlett after body found on Oxford Road

Our thoughts are with Charlie’s friends and family

The body found on Oxford Road this morning has been confirmed to be 19-year-old Charlie Bartlett, who was reported missing this weekend.

Police were called this morning to the site of the former BBC studios after reports that a body had been discovered. The site was cordoned off whilst forensic officers investigated.

Charlie had attended Owens Park Ball at Oxford Road’s Principal Hotel on Saturday night. He was last seen in the queue for Sound Control on Oxford Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Charlie Barlett at Owens Park Ball on Saturday evening

In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly before 7:50am on Monday 8 May 2017, police were called to reports that a body had been found on Oxford Road in Manchester City Centre.

“Officers attended and discovered the body of a nineteen year old man.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

The University of Manchester released an official statement:

“Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A GMP spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 7.50AM on Monday, May 8, 2017, police were called to reports that a body had been found on Oxford Road in Manchester City centre. Officers attended the scene and discovered the body of a 19 year old man. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounded his death and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

A University of Manchester spokesman said: “The police have informed us of the death of one of our students. University staff are working to provide support to his family and we are offering counselling to all students who have been affected by this incident.”

Charlie’s brother expressed his grief on Facebook, “Unfortunately the news is horrible – my little brother’s body has been found. On behalf of the whole family I want to thank everyone friends and strangers who has reached out and showed support, sent love and wishes and helped to try and find him. It really has helped so much and I can’t thank you all enough seriously. Rest in peace Chuck xx”

Our thoughts are with Charlie’s family and friends at this time.

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