TWO teenagers have denied affray in connection with death of Luke Jobson this morning.

Ali Abdulmajieed and Ryan Alpay, both 19, appeared before Teesside Magistrates Court in connection with the fatal incident on January 26 last year in Yarm.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is expected to appear in the same court on Friday charged with affray.

The pair were released on unconditional bail to appear at Teesside Crown Court.

Abdulmajieed, of Corvus Drive, Stockton and Alpay, of Duneside, Stockton, are the latest people to be charged in connection with Mr Jobson's death.

Earlier this month, Edwin Taha, 19, of Lavender Way, Norton, has appeared at Teesside Crown Court accused of affray in connection with the incident.

He denied the allegations and will appear back before the same court next month.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to affray when he appeared at the same time.

The case was adjourned until March 3 for a further hearing when all defendants are expected to appear.

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

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

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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.