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  • 2 January 2014, 19:38

Adam Pickup: Missing Teenager Killed By Fall

A teenager whose body was found after he went missing during a night out died as a result of a fall, a post-mortem has revealed.

Police say the tests on Adam Pickup indicate there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

The 17-year-old from Stockport was separated from friends while out in Manchester city centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A major appeal was launched to find the student, and his body was discovered near Deansgaterailway station on Monday afternoon - a few hundred yards from where he was last seen.

Greater Manchester Police said his injuries were consistent with a fall and that the matter would now be referred to the Coroner.

His mother had revealed on Facebook that Adam's body had been found.

Chantal Pickup, 42, posted a message on behalf of her family in which she said: "We are devastated but so grateful to everybody who has helped search for Adam and given us their love and support. Chris, Chantal and Ben x."

A minute's silence was held in Manchester city centre on New Year's Eve and a Facebook page set up in Adam's memory has been inundated with messages of support.

Patricia Wilkinson wrote: "My heart breaks for this beautiful young man's family. May you gain strength to get through this very sad time. From a mum xxx."

And Twitter users have also been paying tribute, including Jamie Brooks, who wrote: "Who would think one lad could take an entire city's heart... amazing respect from the people of Manchester. #RIPAdamPickup."

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