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Police continue search for man who jumped from Itchen Bridge in Southampton
3:56pm Friday 11th January 2013 in News
POLICE have issued photos of a man they believed jumped from the Itchen Bridge in Southampton earlier this week.
Officers believe he was Christopher Spikesman, from Languard Road, Shirley.
Police were called to the bridge by worried members of the public who saw a man looking like he was about to jump at around 5:50pm on Tuesday.
Despite police quickly arriving at the scene and speaking to him he did jump and was seen to land in the water and splash around before disappearing from view. An extensive search was carried out at the time by police and the coastguard but he was not located and it’s feared he may have drowned.
Further sea and shoreline searches have been carried out but so far he has not been found.
Police are continuing with enquiries to find him. There is a possibility, though slim, that he survived the fall and has got out the water somewhere himself.
Officers are asking for anyone who may know where he is or have seen him to contact them.
Mr Spikesman, 27, is described as white, slim, around 5ft 6 inches tall with brown eyes and short black hair. He also has a large number of tattoos.
These include a number on his arms and among others the words ‘Hide From The Sun’ on the front of his neck. He also has two small tattoos on his face - one of a shark the other of three stars. He also has a pierced lip.
Anyone who does have any information about the whereabouts of Chris is asked to contact the Duty Sergeant at Southampton Central Police Station on 101.