A man has been arrested over theft of York river victim Sonny Ferry’s wallet

Police carried out an underwater search in June 2019 in connection with the investigation. Photograph: Richard McDougall
7 Aug 2019 @ 11.24 am
| Crime, News

A man has been arrested by police officers investigating the missing wallet of Sonny Ferry.

The 44-year-old man of no-fixed address has been arrested on suspicion of theft from another person in connection to the investigation.

The body of 19-year-old Sonny, from Rutland in the East Midlands, was recovered at around 12pm on Sunday 14 April following reports that a person had fallen into the river in York.

Sonny Ferry

Following his death, enquires revealed that Mr Ferry’s bank card was used a number of times between 4.22am and 6.10am the same morning to make unauthorised payments for items.

Officers investigating Mr Ferry’s death, which is not being treated as suspicious, are still however trying to establish the whereabouts of his wallet.

It is described as dark in colour with a Velcro fastening, and wasn’t with him when his body was recovered.

The man was arrested on Saturday evening (3 August) and has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.