FRIENDS of missing student Euan Coulthard met up in Durham City a week after he disappeared.
The friends got together last night in the hope of jogging memories from the night he went missing.
They marked the anniversary by speaking to the public and handing out posters close to the Loveshack nightclub, in the Walkergate area, where Euan was last seen on Wednesday, January 14.
Despite extensive searches of the city, the riverside and the river itself no trace has been found of the 19-year-old, a law student at St Mary’s College.
CCTV footage shows a man, believed to be Euan, leaving Loveshack at around 11.50pm last Wednesday. He made his way towards Claypath and from there through the market place and down Silver Street where he crossed Framwellgate Bridge.
The footage then shows him heading down the steps adjacent to the Bishop Langley Pub towards the river. This is the last potential sighting of him.
Earlier in the evening Euan, who originates from a village near Nottingham, had a meal with friends at La Spaghettata, in Saddler Street, before going to the nightclub.
Almost 30 of Euan’s university friends met at 11pm last night, supported by PCSO Rebecca Carey, police university liaison officer, and Professor Simon Hackett and Catherine Paine, principal and vice principal, respectively, of St Mary’s College.
PCSO Carey said: “Euan is a much-loved young man with many friends who are missing him and are keen to do everything they can to find him.
“While acknowledging that as time passes the chance of someone remembering something significant about Euan’s whereabouts is slim, they did not want to miss an opportunity to highlight that it is a week since he disappeared.
“Hopefully their presence and contact with members of the public close to where he was last seen will have jogged the memories of people who were also out and about in that area last Wednesday and result in information coming in.”
Prof Hackett said: “Euan’s friends have shown tremendous courage by coming out and talking to the public one week after Euan went missing.
“The whole college community has been profoundly affected by Euan’s disappearance and we are keen to support the police in any way we can with their inquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101.