A POST-MORTEM has revealed that an 18-year-old man found dead in a Stourport quarry suffered a head injury before entering the water.

Police confirmed that the body, which was found by police divers in Shavers End Quarry at around 3.45pm on Monday, July 8, was that of Jayden Clarke.

Emergency teams carried out an extensive search for the teenager after he was seen entering the pool the previous evening (Sunday, July 7).

West Mercia Police has since confirmed, following a post-mortem examination of Jayden's body, that the teenager suffered a head injury before entering the water.

A police spokesman said: "Formal identification has taken place, and it has been confirmed as missing 18-year-old Jayden Clarke that entered the water on the evening of Sunday, July 7.

"The body has been recovered by Police divers from North West Police underwater search team that have been helping West Mercia Police with the investigation.

"The post-mortem revealed Jayden Clarke died of a head injury before entering the water.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious."

An inquest into Jayden's death opened on Tuesday (July 16) and has been adjourned awaiting reports until February next year.