A LASTING memorial to Thomas Jones will be incorporated into the new-look Sabrina Bridge when it is refurbished next year.
The news comes from Worcestershire County Council which, with the blessing of his family, will soon be removing the tributes to the 18-year-old from the bridge.
The 18-year-old Bromsgrove student had just started a course at the University of Worcester last month when he went missing following a night out during Fresher’s Week.
His body was later found in the River Severn and his friends, family and members of the community left tributes including bunches of flowers on Sabrina Bridge in Worcester and surrounding the bridge.
After speaking to Tom’s family, Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council will remove all the tributes tomorrow.
Jon Fraser, from Worcestershire County Council Highways, said: “It has been such an incredibly hard time for the family but the number of tributes on the bridge just go to show how well loved Tom was.
“We’ve met with Tom’s parents and the tributes are being removed on Wednesday with their agreement.
“They have already been onto the bridge and taken away specific mementos to remember their son.
“The flowers will be turned into compost and put into the riverside flower beds and city centre parks.”
Tonight a memorial football match to Tom will be held at Bromsgrove Sporting’s Victoria Ground.