TWO teenagers appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with offences connected to the death of Luke Jobson.

Both face one charge of affray dating back to January 26, last year, which was allegedly committed in Yarm.

Edwin Taha, 19, of Lavender Way, Norton, pleaded not guilty.

A 17-year-old youth from Middlesbrough - who cannot be identified for legal reasons - did not indicate a plea as a charge was not put to him in court.

The pair are accused of jointly being involved in affray.

Following Mr Jobson's death, members of the public gathered alongside his family, who hosted the tribute as a celebration of his life.

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The 22-year-old, from Thornaby, went missing following a night out in Yarm last January.

His body was found in the River Tees in Yarm a few days later.

At the riverside, pieces of red ribbon and red balloons, with personal messages were left as a reminder of the region’s huge support.

More than 200 individual pieces of ribbon had been tied to the railings of Yarm Wharf, whilst hundreds more were tied to railings and lamppost’s near Sainsbury’s car park, as space by the riverside dwindled.

A floral tribute, decorated with candles and pictures of Mr Jobson, had been carefully put together.