Police issue update on Hereford missing man search

Searches have continued of the river since Saturday morning, but the teams involved have not yet found the missing man, a West Mercia Police spokesperson said.

The search of the river Wye will continue with specialist support. The missing man’s family continue to be supported by officers.

The three men arrested men aged 34, 28 and 24 years old have now been released on police bail pending further enquiries. The men were arrested when new information was received that the missing man had been involved in an altercation.


The search started after police received a 999 call at 12.05am on Saturday, July 29, reporting that a man in his 20s had fallen into the river near the Victoria Bridge in Hereford.

Emergency services were immediately deployed to the area to search for the missing man.

Detective Chief Inspector Ross Jones said: “This is an awful time for the man’s family, our officers continue to support them. The searches are continuing to find the missing man, while they continue our investigation team would still like to hear from anyone has any information that could help them with their enquiries. I would urge them to get in contact with us as the information they provide could be crucial in piecing together what happened in this tragic incident.”

Anyone who has any information about the incident who hasn’t already been in touch with officers is asked to please contact Home | West Mercia Police quoting incident 5i of July 29, 2023. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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