Body found was missing student

Published: Friday, 19 March 2010

THE police have confirmed that the body discovered in the Grand Union Canal in Leicester is indeed that of the missing student.

It is that of  Phil Dillon who went missing a month ago.  There are no suspicious circumstances.

It was a towpath walker who alerted the police  yesterday (Thursday) with the area cordoned off for forensic tests.

He was last seen walking down a ramp towards the waterway in the early hours after a night out during February.