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Luke Jobson: Body found in Yarm missing man case

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Image caption Police believe Luke Jobson was involved in an altercation outside a pub

Police searching for a man who went missing after being "chased by five lads" outside a pub during a night out have found a body.

Luke Jobson, 22, was last seen near Yarm School in the Teesside town at about 02:15 GMT on Saturday.

Cleveland Police believe he was involved in an altercation outside The Keys pub shortly before he disappeared.

Two 18-year-old men and a 16-year-old boy have come forward and will be questioned, officers said.

The body was found in the river in Yarm, police said in a statement.

Image caption About 100 people turned up to join unofficial searches for Luke Jobson earlier

Speaking before the find, Mr Jobson's aunt Kelly Jobson said: "Luke has been chased from Yarm High Street by five lads.

"He was seen to have jumped over the wall of Yarm School and that was the last sighting of him."

Mr Jobson's family appealed for help in tracing him over the weekend and an appeal on Facebook has been shared more than 59,000 times.

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Police said they understood the "concern and distress at his disappearance", but asked about 100 members of the public who congregated near Yarm School on Monday to keep away from the official search teams.

A force spokesman said: "Although formal identification has yet to take place, Luke's family has been notified and they are being kept updated while they receive support from specially trained officers."

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