Tributes to Tom being removed from Sabrina Bridge

Published Monday, 15th October 2018

Tributes left in memory of university student Tom Jones are to be removed this week.

The 18-year-old University of Worcester student went missing last month after a night out during Fresher's Week and sadly his body was found in the River Severn.

His friends, family and members of the community left tributes including bunches of flowers on Sabrina Bridge in Worcester and surrounding the bridge.

After speaking to Tom's family, Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council have agreed with the family's permission, to remove all the tributes this Wednesday (October 17th).

Jon Fraser, from Worcestershire County Council Highways, said: "It has been such an incredibly hard time for the family but the number of tributes on the bridge just go to show how well loved Tom was.

"We've met with Tom's parents and the tributes are being removed on Wednesday with their agreement.

"They have already been onto the bridge and taken away specific mementos to remember their son. The flowers will be turned into compost and put into the riverside flower beds and city centre parks."

Sabrina Bridge is being refurbished next year and as part of the works a memorial to Tom will be created at the site.