Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder as they urgently continue to search for missing teenager Thomas Jones.

Police made an arrest on Sunday the man aged 20 is from the Worcester area.

Police have launched an urgent appeal after Thomas was last seen in the early hours of Wednesday.

His last known direction is believed to have been crossing 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.

Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy said: “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.”

Police would like to thank everyone who assisted with initial searches but now that more detailed forensic and fingertip searches member of the public are requested not to help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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