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Missing student: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

Police investigating the disappearance of a teenager in Worcester have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. Credit: West Mercia Police

Police investigating the disappearance of a teenager in Worcester have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

18-year-old student Thomas Jones was last seen close to the River Severn at Worcester Racecourse in the early hours of Wednesday.

He is thought to have crossed the Sabrina footbridge before walking on to the footpath along the top of the flood defences on Hylton Road towards Hallow just before 3.50am.

A 20 year old man from Worcester was arrested yesterday. The force said Mr Jones's family have been made aware of the arrest.

I understand today's update may have an impact on the local community and there will be officers in the local area over the coming days to offer reassurance to local residents.

Anyone who is concerned is encouraged to speak to a local officer on patrol or to call us.

– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy

Members of the public have been asked to stay away from the search area where trained divers and officers are conducting a "full and thorough search".