By George Day • 01 April 2020 • 13:46
Amsterdam police have found the body of missing 21-year-old Matthew McCombe, the grandson of Celtic legend Billy McNeill, his mother has confirmed.
A two week search was launched but delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic after Matthew went missing after leaving his hotel in the Dutch capital on March 14.
He was on holiday to celebrate his 21st birthday.
His body was discovered on Wednesday morning in a canal in Duivendrecht, south-east of the city centre, said Amsterdam police.
“Matthew was much loved by all and our hearts are broken,” his mother Paula McCombe – the daughter of the Scottish football legend – said in a tribute posted on Facebook today.
“It is with great sadness that we are announcing our son Matthew McCombe’s body was found this morning.
“We would like to thank everyone who has helped in the search for Matthew and for the love, compassion and kindness that has been extended to us since our arrival in Amsterdam.”
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