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Missing British man found dead alongside his dog near Algarve holiday resort

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Missing British man found dead alongside his dog near Algarve holiday resort

British man, 22, is found dead down a well alongside the body of his dog on the Algarve

  • Body of Harry Bradley, 22, discovered in town of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines  
  • Searches had begun for missing Brit after he disappeared over a week ago 
  • Portugese police confirm he was found alongside his lifeless dog at around 8am 

A British man who had been missing for more than a week has been found dead down a well on the Algarve beside his lifeless dog. 

Searches for 22-year-old Harry Bradley began shortly after he disappeared from the village of Paderne near the holiday resort of Albufeira on March 17.

Police yesterday confirmed they had found his body, alongside that of his dog, Nim, in a well in the town of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines a 15-minute drive north.

The discovery was made just before 8am local time.

Officers said his locked and parked Renault Berlingo van had been discovered nearby on waste ground.

They had been focusing the search, which involved sniffer dogs, on the area after detecting a signal from his mobile phone.

Missing British man found dead alongside his dog near Algarve holiday resort

Nim the dog

Police yesterday confirmed they had found the body of missing British man Harry Bradley, 22, (left) alongside that of his dog, Nim, in a well in the town of Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

Officers made the gruesome discovery after triangulating a signal from Harry's mobile phone to the Sao Bartolomeu de Messines area. Pictured: A missing persons poster distributed to local Algarve residents

Officers made the gruesome discovery after triangulating a signal from Harry’s mobile phone to the Sao Bartolomeu de Messines area. Pictured: A missing persons poster distributed to local Algarve residents

Harry is believed to have been living in the village where he was last seen after going out for a walk with his pet.

The cause of his death was not immediately clear although well-placed sources said there was no evidence pointing to a crime.

An autopsy will now take place although the results are not expected to be publicly released. 

Searches for the missing Brit began shortly after he disappeared from the village of Paderne (above) near the holiday resort of Albufeira on March 17

Searches for the missing Brit began shortly after he disappeared from the village of Paderne (above) near the holiday resort of Albufeira on March 17

When Harry disappeared, his parents led calls for his safe return with a desperate plea, telling local media that there ‘is no trace where he could be of it something serious has happened to him’.

Harry reportedly arrived in Portugal four years ago after finishing his A-Levels. His family have lived in the Algarve region since 2017, and he is understood to have been helping his father with construction work. 

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