April 14, 2024

Three males have been arrested on suspicion of homicide as police examine whether or not a lacking man was concerned in an “altercation” earlier than falling right into a river in Hereford.

A person referred to as West Mercia Police at 12.05am on Saturday and mentioned his buddy, a person in his 20s, had fallen down the embankment into the River Wye, close to Victoria Bridge.

The power mentioned officers, firefighters, paramedics and a police helicopter have been despatched straight to the scene, however they may not discover him.

His family members have now been advised police imagine he was “concerned in an altercation previous to the incident”.

Police cordons stay in place alongside the river and additional searches are possible, the power added.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Tony Garner mentioned: “Groups have continued to go looking the river immediately however sadly have to this point been unable to search out the lacking man.

“Our inquiries are nonetheless within the preliminary phases, nonetheless, following new info that the lacking man was concerned in an altercation, we have now now arrested three males on suspicion of homicide.

“They’re at present in police custody whereas our enquiries proceed into the circumstances main as much as the time the person is believed to have entered the river.

“If anybody has any info that might assist with our inquiries, we urge them to get involved with us as the data they supply could possibly be essential in piecing collectively what occurred on this tragic incident.”

Any witnesses of an altercation in Hereford metropolis centre late on Friday night time are requested to contact West Mercia Police.