Police appeal after ‘person jumped into West Midlands River’ but not found

An appeal was launched by police after they received reports of a person jumping into a West Midlands river in the early hours. The incident is believed to have taken place on Princes Drive in Leamington, Warwickshire, where a person reportedly dived into the River Leam.

Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue attended the scene at around 2am on Sunday (May 15) and carried out a search of the river, but no one was found. Police are now asking anyone with any information to get in touch, as they are urgently looking to find out if anyone has entered the water and is okay.

A report of ‘someone jumping into river from a bridge in Princes Drive, Leamington’ was made to police at 1:54 am.

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Inspector Rich Hobbs said: “It is vital that we establish whether anyone has entered the water, and if so, we need to verify their well-being. If anyone has information that might help with our queries, please get in touch.

“If you are the person who jumped into the river, please get in touch to let us know you are safe and well so we can close our investigation.” Anyone with information can call the police on 101 citing incident 50 of May 15, 2022.

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