A MISSING man has been identified by police as searches of the river Wye continue and three men arrested on suspicion of murder are released on bail.

Detectives are investigating after a report that 29-year-old Sean Day went into the river Wye in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Searches of the river continue with assistance from West Mercia Search and Rescue and Hereford and Worcestershire Fire Service.

Police received a call at 12.05am on Saturday, July 29, that a man had fallen into the river near to the Victoria Bridge in Hereford.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and have been released on police bail whilst enquires continue.


Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the Quay Street or Castle Green area of Hereford between the hours of 10.30pm on Friday, July 28, and 12.30am on Saturday, July 29, who may have seen or heard a disturbance or person in distress near to the riverside to get in contact.

Detective Inspector Mark Walters said: ‘‘As our enquiries continue, we are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area late on Friday night and shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, in particular anyone who may have witnessed or heard a disturbance near to the riverbank''.

Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to provide it via the attached link https://mipp.police.uk/operation/22HQ22E43-PO1 or by contacting 101 and quoting incident 5_I_29072023 .

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.