Police have told how a body was found within an hour of launching an appeal to find Philip after his family raised concerns that he was missing upon last being seen in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Sadly the body of a man now believed to be Philip was found on Wednesday by a member of the public in a forested area of Dukes Drive Park, Monton.
Police say they do not think there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the man's death.
Philip’s next-of-kin have now been informed.
As yet the body has not been formally identified and a file has been passed to the coroner, a spokesperson for GMP confirmed.
Our heartfelt condolences go to his family.
If you can help GMP with further enquiries or have any information that could help then you should contact the police on 101.