Police hunting for missing teenager Adam Pickup have found a body near a railway station.

The 17-year-old from Stockport was last seen on CCTV in Oxford Street in Manchester city centre at about 3.30am on Saturday.

He had been on a night out with friends and left the Fab Cafe in Portland Street about 10 minutes earlier.

His disappearance prompted a nationwide appeal and was being treated by police as a missing person's inquiry.

Greater Manchester Police said officers searching for the student found a body in an area near Deansgate railway station at about 3.30pm today.

Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "While formal identification has not taken place we believe this is the body of missing Adam Pickup. His family has been informed.

"This is a heart-breaking time for Adam's family and our thoughts are with them.

"Our initial indication is that that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, however speculation as to what may have happened will not give the answers Adam's family is looking for.

"We will now carry out a thorough investigation which includes a post-mortem examination.

"We would like to thank the media and the wider public for all their support during this appeal, including on social media."

Two men who were earlier arrested, have been released without being charged.

While initially they said they could not rule out foul play, police now say there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.