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Police Appeal for Information Following Discovery of Man’s Body in Canary Wharf

Gurashman on the night he was last seen. Pic: Met Police
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The police are reaching out to the public for assistance after the discovery of a man’s body in Canary Wharf.

Gurashman Singh Bhatia, a 23-year-old student from India studying in London, was reported missing following a night out with friends on Thursday, 14 December.

CCTV footage captured Gurashman’s last known appearance in the South Quay area at approximately 4:20am on Friday, 15 December. Despite diligent efforts by officers, including extensive enquiries, witness interviews, and the examination of phone and financial data, his whereabouts remained unknown until the afternoon of Wednesday, 20 December.

Tragically, police divers located a man’s body in the waters of South Quay. While formal identification is pending, Gurashman’s family has been notified, and our thoughts go out to them during this challenging time.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, overseeing local policing in Tower Hamlets, expressed his condolences, stating, “This is an extremely tragic outcome and is not the news we were hoping to give to Gurashman’s family and friends. I send them my deepest condolences.”

Gurashman Singh Bhatia Pic: Met Police

Gurashman’s death is currently being treated as unexpected, and although there is no indication of suspicious circumstances, investigators are committed to conducting a thorough examination to confirm this. In light of this, the police are releasing a CCTV image of Gurashman taken before his disappearance, urging anyone who may have seen him in the Marsh Wall area on the evening of Thursday, 14 December, and in the early hours of Friday, 15 December, to come forward.

Individuals with information about Gurashman’s movements are encouraged to contact the police at 101, quoting the reference CAD5787/15Dec. The collaboration of the community is crucial in shedding light on the circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident.

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