Luke Jobson: Two teenagers charged in probe into beloved 22-year-old's death

Luke Jobson: Two teenagers charged in probe into beloved 22-year-old's death

Police have charged the pair with affray which was said to have happened before popular Luke went missing

Two teens have been charged in connection with the death of Luke Jobson.

The 22-year-old went missing on a night out in Yarm in January.

Popular Luke had failed to come home and despite a heartwarming search as locals banded together to help, fears were growing for his welfare.

Six teenagers had been arrested at the time, but almost 12 months on, the probe has taken a step forward.

A 17-year-old boy and a man, 19, have been charged with affray.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “In January 2019, police received a report of missing 22-year-old Luke Jobson, whose body was sadly later found in the River Tees.

 

"As part of the missing person investigation, police received an allegation that Luke Jobson was said to have been subjected to an assault, that was said to have occurred on the outskirts of Yarm High Street in the early hours of Saturday January 26.

“A 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man have now been charged with affray and they are due to appear in court in early January 2020.

"Three other males, one aged 17 and two aged 19, who were previously arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the incident, now remain under investigation on suspicion of affray.”

Luke Jobson

Since Luke's tragic death, a number of events and gestures have commemorated his life.

In March chants of "There's only one Luke Jobson" filled the air as  hundreds turned out for an emotional memorial match.

Players donned tops with 'Jobbo 8' on the back for the game.

Each year, the Boro Walkers Association holds its annual football tournament and fun day at Thornaby FC's Teesdale Park ground.

Flowers at Yarm Riverside in memory of Luke Jobson

At this year’s event - the sixth -  the trophy being played for was renamed after Luke.

Going forward it will be known as the Luke Jobson Memorial Trophy.

Following his funeral in February, Luke's family thanked the people of  Thornaby  and beyond for their “unbelievable” support since his tragic death.

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