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Fears body found in Clyde is missing Michael Slaven

A body has been found in the hunt for missing man Michael Slaven. Picture: submitted

A body has been found in the hunt for missing man Michael Slaven. Picture: submitted

Police are carrying out DNA tests to discover if a body recovered from the River Clyde is missing man Michael Slaven.

The body was discovered on Thursday morning close to the South Portland Street suspension bridge close to Glasgow city centre.

The 23-year-old from Dumbarton was reported missing after failing to come home from a night out at the Sugar Cube nightclub in Queen Street last Friday.

He was last spotted on CCTV in a Subway sandwich shop before acting erratically at around 2.30am in St Enoch Square.

Mr Slaven’s uncle, Vincent, said the family were contacted by police with the news that a body had been found.

“We believe the body to be Michael,” he said. “He’s wearing the same clothes that Michael was wearing when he went missing.

“They’re doing DNA tests because of the length of time the body’s been in the river. We always feared that the river was the most logical place he might be.

“We retraced his steps and found that he could only have gone a few ways. We were hoping he had gone into the Gorbals.

“Police are now looking at more CCTV pictures to try and piece together what happened.”

 
 
 

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