A body found in the lake at a university campus has been confirmed by police as the missing student Daniel Williams.

Formal identification took place yesterday (February 5) and it was established that the body is that of the 19-year-old from Sutton.

He was a second-year computer science student at the University of Reading and was last seen nearly a week ago at midnight on January 31.

Superintendent Stan Gilmour, Local Policing Area Commander for Reading, said: “Our thoughts continue to remain with the family and friends of Daniel Williams as they come to terms with what has happened.

“Please respect their privacy at this exceptionally difficult time for them.

“I would like to thank members of the public and the media for sharing our appeal for information in relation to Daniel while he was missing.”