Harvey Parker missing: Body found in search for student, 20, who vanished after night out

A body has been found during a search for a missing 20 year-old student who vanished after a night out just before Christmas

Harvey Parker has been missing since the early hours of December 17 when he was last seen on CCTV leaving Heaven nightclub at 2.15am.

Police were alerted by the RNLI at around 11.50am on Tuesday to reports of a body in Thames near Embankment.

Officers from the Met’s Marine Support Unit recovered the body with the death is being treated as unexplained.

On Thursday December 16 Harvey had been to a Little Simz concert at the O2 Academy in Brixton.

He then returned to his family home in Waterloo to change outfit before heading to the LGBTQ+ nightclub, Heaven, in Charing Cross.

CCTV footage released by Lambeth Police captured him leaving the nightclub at 2.15am and entering Craven Street before walking south toward the Embankment.

Police began to search the River Thames on December 22 after it was suggested he may have entered the water near Golden Jubilee Bridge.

Detective Chief Inspector Lucy O’Connor, of the Central South Command Unit, said: “Sadly a body has been recovered from the Thames near where Harvey was last seen.

“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.”

Harvey’s mum, Amanda Parker, said she could see no reason why he would go missing.

She told Metro : “Just before we went to bed Harvey came back and was really upbeat and very positive about the concert and had a good time.”