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Luke Jobson: Six arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

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

Six teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man seen being chased was found dead in a river.

Luke Jobson, 22, went missing after his family said he was "chased" by a group outside a pub in Yarm in Teesside early on Saturday.

Police said six males, all aged 16 to 18, came forward following appeals for information about his disappearance.

Officers confirmed a body recovered in a river on Monday was Mr Jobson's.

On Monday, Cleveland Police said it was believed Mr Jobson had been involved in an altercation outside The Keys pub.

Image caption Hundreds of people came to pay their respects

A fundraising page for his family which had a target of £2,000 has raised more than £50,000.

Hundreds of people took part in a vigil in Yarm for Mr Jobson on Tuesday evening.

Geordie Shore and Love Island contestant Sam Gowland posted a tribute on Instagram to "one of the most genuine nicest lads".

Mr Jobson was last seen near Yarm School at about 02:15 GMT.

Cleveland Police has appealed for anyone with dashcam footage to contact them.

A force statement said: "Our thoughts are with Luke's family and friends at this very difficult time and specially trained officers will continue to support them."

Mr Jobson's family had appealed for help tracing him and a Facebook post was shared more than 60,000 times.

About 100 people turned out to aid the search but were warned by police to stay away from the area around the school in order to allow specially-trained officers to do their work.

Image caption Many people gathered in an effort to help the search for Mr Jobson

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