Harvey Parker: Body Recovered From River Thames Is Missing Student

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Family photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Harvey Parker, who was last seen as he left the Heaven Nightclub near Charing Cross railway station in Westminster. (Photo: Family Handout via PA Media)
Family photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Harvey Parker, who was last seen as he left the Heaven Nightclub near Charing Cross railway station in Westminster. (Photo: Family Handout via PA Media)

A body recovered from the River Thames is missing20-year-old Harvey Parker, the the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.

The force was alerted to reports of a body in the Thames near Embankment, central London, by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at 11.51am on Tuesday.

Parker was last seen on Friday after leaving Heaven nightclub near Charing Cross railway station in Westminster, central London, at about 2.15am.

Officers from the Met’s marine support unit recovered the body.

<strong>Still from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of Harvey Parker.</strong> (Photo: Metropolitan Police via PA Media)
Still from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of Harvey Parker. (Photo: Metropolitan Police via PA Media)

Detective chief inspector Lucy O’Connor, of the central south command unit, said: “We are providing Harvey’s family with all the available information.

“We are also asking for media to please respect the family’s privacy at this challenging and difficult time.”

CCTV footage showed Parker walking into Craven Street and then south towards the Embankment, and he has not been seen since.

A friend said the University of York music student had been to a Little Simz concert in Brixton, south London, before going to the nightclub.

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said that investigators had viewed CCTV near the Golden Jubilee Bridge and believe Parker, who is a member of front of house staff at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, may have entered the water there.

The force said that there was nothing to suggest anyone else was involved.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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