POLICE have confirmed that a body recovered from a city centre river yesterday is that of a teenager reported missing from home nearly two weeks ago.

Jonathan Havron, from York, had not been seen since February 27, following a night out in the city.

A body found in the River Ouse yesterday morning was formally identified as that of the 18-year-old by his family.

Earlier, an underwater search unit was called in and the area was cordoned off until officers in a boat were able to recover the body.

Inspector Mark Henderson, of York police, said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Havron’s family at this very difficult time.

“Although there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his disappearance, we are still trying to establish how Jonathan came to be in the river.”

Police had conducted a number of searches of the rivers Foss and Ouse following Mr Havron’s disappearance in the early hours of February 27.

The Bishop Burton College student was last seen leaving the Lowther Pub, in Cumberland Street.

Mr Havron’s mother and other members of his family had handed out leaflets throughout the city in a bid to find out what happened.

Anyone with information is asked to call police, on 0845-60-60-24-7.