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A body which was recovered from the River Severn in Worcester on Friday (28 September) has been formally identified as 18-year-old Thomas Jones.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Thomas Jones at this unimaginably difficult time.

“The response from the public has been outstanding, and I’d like to thank all those came together to support and volunteer their time, showing Worcester’s true community spirit.

“I’d also like to thank the West Mercia Police officers and partners in other agencies including the Fire Service and West Mercia Search and Rescue who have worked tirelessly and professionally to support throughout.”

Read the full police statement here.

Issued: Tuesday 2nd October 2018