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‘Fraught with worry’: Father of missing Warehouse Project reveller flies to UK to help Manchester police search

By Dean Wilkins

The father of a missing Indian student last seen leaving Warehouse Project on New Year’s Eve has arrived in Manchester to assist police with their investigation.

Souvik Pal, 18, is a Manchester Metropolitan University student and attended the popular live music venue with friends, but was last seen at around 11pm.

It is believed that Souvik was ejected from the club shortly after 1.30am and did not return home – his flatmates alerted officers at 5.30am but one week has passed since his disappearance.

His father has flown to the UK as his family and friends’ concern grows each passing day.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin said: “With every day that passes, we are becoming more concerned for Souvik’s welfare.

“As you can imagine, his family in India are fraught with worry. His father has now made the journey to the UK, such is the concern from his loved ones.

“I would like to take this opportunity however to appeal to anyone who may have been at the Warehouse Project that night to call us if they feel they have any information that could assist this investigation.”

He is Asian, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build. He is an international student from India and speaks with an Indian accent. He has a scar on the right side of his forehead.

When last seen, he was wearing a pale denim long sleeve shirt with a collar, grey chino trousers, navy blue leather boots.

Since his disappearance, officers from GMP have made a number of enquiries to find Souvik and retrace his final movements.

“I would like to take this opportunity however to appeal to anyone who may have been at the Warehouse Project that night to call us if they feel they have any information that could assist this investigation,” DCI Larkin added.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4223 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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