Luke Jobson death: Five arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after body found in river


Five men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the death of missing Luke Jobson.  The 22-year-old’s body was found in the river at Yarm, Teesside on Monday after he had been missing since the early hours of Saturday. It is believed that Mr Jobson could have been involved in an altercation outside the Keys pub, and police have appealed for any dashcam footage from the night. He was last seen near Yarm School at 2.15am on Saturday.

Four other teenagers have also been released under investigation, with an 18-year-old remaining in custody for questioning. A Cleveland Police spokesman said: “A body recovered in the river at Yarm by officers who had been searching for missing Luke Jobson has sadly been confirmed as being that of the 22 year old.

“Our thoughts are with Luke’s family and friends at this very difficult time and specially trained officers will continue to support them. Five males who came forward (after police appeals for information on the circumstances leading up to the discovery of Luke’s body) have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. Two 18 year olds and two 16 year olds have now been released under investigation, while an 18 year old remains in custody facing questioning. We are aware of various rumours and speculation circulating on social media but we would stress that sharing these further can be very distressing for Luke’s family as well as being unhelpful to our on-going inquiries.”



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