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Luke Jobson: Teen hands himself in and arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

A 16-year-old boy has handed himself into police this after and has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

Police Hour this morning ran an appeal urging anyone who believes they were directly involved with this incident to hand themself in and speak to the police.

We would further suggest that if you are involved within this tragic incident and have not yet spoke to the police. You need to come forward and assist the police with this very ongoing and live investigation.

Police are now urging members of the public to be careful what they post on social media because it could destroy the police investigation, allowing people to destroy evidence or cause contempt of court issues meaning the case would never be heard in court.

Police have firmly asked that members of the public do not speculate when commenting on social media posts in relation to Luke Jobson, We need to ensure only facts are published and ensuring the police are able to conduct an investigation without further speculation in relation to the case, Think of the family when you are commenting and think this is a live police investigation.

Cleveland Police are warning social media users about thinking before they post on social media as officers contiune to support Luke’s family as they come to terms with the trafic news that his body was found missing in Yarm at the weekend.

The case of Luke Jobson has generated a huge media interest, but the media can only report on what we can legally say, things that will ensure the court case can go ahead, because words we use could prevent any charges being brought and stop the case going to court, we have seen the speculation within the comments, and legally we cannot report or reproduce. We would urge you todo the same.

Police Hour would also urge non of our users to speculate within the comments doing so will impact the investigation, we will be proactively managing the comments and ensuring any comments which are offensive or speculative are removed and you will be prevented from further commenting within our social media networks.

Simply think before you post, think that this needs to go to court, and your comment could prevent that from happening.

Cleveland Police have commented saying “We appreciate that emotions are running high and that people want to show their support for Luke’s family and friends,

“but we would warn social media users that now that arrests have been made, speculating and commenting online about what might have happened – or the actions of specific individuals – could seriously jeopardise any potential court case.

Cleveland Police would further like to “Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.”

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