Harvey Parker missing: Body found in river confirmed as man who vanished on night out

The Metropolitan Police said the identification was confirmed by Inner West London Coroner’s Court on Thursday and Harvey’s family have been informed

Harvey Parker, 20, went missing on December 17

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A body recovered from the River Thames has been confirmed as missing 20-year-old Harvey Parker.

The Metropolitan Police said the identification was confirmed by Inner West London Coroner’s Court on Thursday and Harvey’s family have been informed.

Mr Parker was last seen on December 17 after leaving Heaven nightclub near Charing Cross railway station in Westminster, central London, at around 2.15am.

Detective Chief Inspector Lucy O’Connor, of the Central South Command Unit, said: “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.”

CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of Harvey Parker
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On Thursday December 16 Harvey had been to a Lil Simz concert at the O2 Academy in Brixton.

He then returned to his family home in Waterloo to change outfit before heading to Heaven.

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

CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of Harvey Parker
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Police began to search the River Thames on December 22 after it was suggested he may have entered the water near Golden Jubilee Bridge.

Detectives were alerted by the RNLI at 11.51 on Tuesday to reports of a body in the Thames near Embankment, Westminster.

Officers from the Met’s Marine Support Unit recovered the body.

The death is being treated as unexplained.

His mum Amanda Armstrong previously said: “Harvey is a lovely, sweet, friendly, music-loving, clubbing-loving young man.”

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