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Police searching for a missing Worcester student identify men in CCTV images

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to. Photo: West Mercia Police

The search for a missing 18-year-old student Thomas Jones in Worcester continues.

Earlier today, West Mercia Police have released CCTV images of two men who were believed to be in the Velvet nightclub in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The police has confirmed that the two men have now been identified and enquiries are ongoing.

Police have released CCTV images of men they believe were in the Velvet nightclub on Wednesday. Credit: West Mercia Police

Thomas Jones was last seen close to the River Severn at Worcester Racecourse in the early hours of Wednesday morning - 19 September.

Earlier the officers appealed to anyone who may have crossed the Sabrina Footbridge in Worcester between 3:30 and 4:00 in the morning on Wednesday, as they believe Thomas may have used this footbridge.

Thomas Jones was last seen in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Credit: West Mercia Police

Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy from West Mercia Police confirmed the police is treating it as a criminal investigation:

Tom's family is being supported by specially trained officers. I would like to thank them as well as his friends and hundreds of volunteers who have been supporting the investigation. It's a fairly unprecedented response.

I have met with the volunteer team this morning to talk through the investigation and agree how we could best work together moving forwards. We now kindly ask that the public stay away from the search area, so that our highly trained search divers and officers can work without distraction and continue to conduct a full and thorough search.

– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy, West Mercia Police