Floral tributes placed in memory of body found in River Avon

The floral tribute alongside the chain ferry in Stratford. Photo: Mark Williamson

FLORAL tributes have been placed on a bank of the River Avon in Stratford close to the spot where a man’s body was retrieved from the river on Tuesday evening.

Dozens of flowers were attached to a tree sapling close to the Chain Ferry on the Recreation Ground in Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s thought the flowers were put there by friends and family of the deceased this morning, Thursday.

A dark blue bucket style hat rests at the top of the tribute and three lighted candles in glass jars have been placed at the base of the tribute but no personal messages were attached to the flowers which include red, pink and yellow roses and red carnations.

On Tuesday evening police divers retrieved the body of a male from the Avon around 6.25pm. It followed appeals for information about a man who went missing last Friday night after an alleged assault in the town centre.

The man was pursued by police along Waterside and then ‘entered the river’ police said.

Full story of the body in the river in this week’s edition of the Herald.