Two teenagers have been charged in connection with the death of a 22-year-old who went missing on a night out in January.
Popular Luke Jobson failed to come home from a night out at The Keys in Yarm, despite locals banding together to search for him.
He was sadly found dead two days later on January 28 in the River Tees by officers after a widespread effort to find him.
Concerns grew for Luke’s welfare when six teenagers were arrested at the time of his disappearance.
But almost 12-months on, the investigation has taken a step forward after cops charged a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man with affray.
Luke’s family thanked the people of Thornaby and beyond for their “unbelievable” support.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “In January 2019, police received a report of missing 22-year-old Luke Jobson, whose body was sadly later found in the River Tees.
“As part of the missing person investigation, police received an allegation that Luke Jobson was said to have been subjected to an assault, that was said to have occurred on the outskirts of Yarm High Street in the early hours of Saturday, January 26.
“A 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man have now been charged with affray and they are due to appear in court in early January 2020.
“Three other males, one aged 17 and two aged 19, who were previously arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the incident, now remain under investigation on suspicion of affray.”
Since young Luke’s tragic death, family and friends have held a number of events to commemorate his life.
Chants of “there’s only one Luke Jobson” filled the air in March as hundreds turned out for an emotional memorial match at THornaby’s Teesdale Park.
Players donned kit with "Jobbo 8" on the back for the game at Thornaby FC Teesdale Park ground hosted by the Boro Walkers Association.
The trophy being played for was renamed after Luke and will be known as the Luke Jobson Memorial Trophy.
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