Body found in hunt for missing student

David O'Halloran was last seen in the early hours of January 18.

David O'Halloran was last seen in the early hours of January 18.

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Police searching for missing student David O’Halloran confirmed they had discovered a body close to the University of Stirling.

The 18-year-old, who worked part-time at the Denny branch of Sainsbury’s, was last seen in the early hours of January 18.

The maths student was spotted in Bridge of Allan shortly after leaving a nightclub in Stirling.

A body was found in woods by the town at about 3.15 p.m. yesterday.

A police spokesman said: “The Forth Valley Division can confirm that the body of a male was discovered today in woodland above Bridge of Allan.

“A post-mortem examination will now take place. We are in the early stages of this inquiry and no further comment will be made until the body is identified.”