Liam Colgan: Best man found dead after going missing on stag do in Hamburg

23 April 2018, 09:54

The body of a Scottish man who went missing on his brother's stag do in Hamburg has been found.

Liam Colgan, 29, was last seen on a night out in the German city on 10 February ahead of his brother's wedding, where he was due to be best man.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, a charity which has supported Mr Colgan's family during his disappearance, confirmed he had been discovered in Hamburg's River Elbe.

Although the body found is yet to be formally identified, Mr Colgan's driving licence was in a jacket pocket and the clothes were those he was wearing on the night he disappeared.

Alan Pearson, who was among the stag party of 18 people, said Mr Colgan's disappearance was "completely out of character" and that "nobody realised at the time" he had vanished.

He is understood to have left the Hamborger Veermaster bar a few minutes before the rest of the stag party in the early hours of 10 February.

Police were called after Mr Colgan failed to turn up for activities planned for Saturday afternoon.

His father and brother Eamonn remained in the city to help with the search.

Hopes were raised when CCTV images emerged of Mr Colgan which showed him shortly after he was separated from the stag party.

A witness reported helping him up some steps to the main entrance of the G&J; building in Baumwall before he walked towards Michelwiese Park.

He was last seen heading towards the Portuguese Quarter at about 2.30am on 10 February.

His brother Eamonn said: "The only theory we can have is that he's tried to make his way home. He planned the trip, so he's maybe decided 'I can find my way home'."

Matthew Searle, chief executive of The Lucie Blackman Trust, said: "The search for Liam has been joined by thousands of people, both German and British, and we would like to thank all of them for their support.

"Our thoughts are of course with Liam's family and friends today."