21st Apr, 2019

Council chiefs fall silent to remember Thomas

Rob George 5th Nov, 2018

COUNCIL chiefs at Worcester City Council paid tribute to former University of Worcester student Thomas Jones with a minute’s silence in his memory.

Councillors fell silent during the council meeting on Tuesday (October 30) to show their respects for the 18-year-old who went missing in the city on September 19.

The teenager had only recently begun his studies in the city and despite a huge public appeal for information which included Find Jonah Facebook page, his body was found in the River Severn on September 28.

Council leader Coun Marc Bayliss said: “As this is the first meeting since the tragic news I am sure the whole council would join me in offering our condolences to his family.

“We were all shocked by his passing and I think it only right we mark it with a minute’s silence.”

The inquest into the teenager’s death will take place on January 22.

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