Schoolboy found dead in quiet village as boy, 14, and 19-year-old arrested for murder

TWO teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a schoolboy was found dead in a quiet village.

The victim, whose age hasn't been released, was discovered on a common in Fishtoft, Lincs, at around 10.22am yesterday.

Two boys aged 14 and 19 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Police originally believed the teen was aged in his 30s but confirmed today he is secondary school age.

They are now asking for anyone with external facing CCTV covering the junction of Freiston Road and Woodthorpe Avenue, and Wing Drive and Alcorn Green between 8pm Friday and 10.22am Saturday to get in touch.

Detective Superintendent Martyn Parker said: “This is a devastating incident in which a young boy has lost his life.

"The impact will no doubt be felt greatly in the community and beyond.

“This type of incident is not what we would expect to see within our communities. We are working with those affected to keep them informed and offer our support.

“I want to reassure the public that we will do all in our power to meticulously investigate the circumstances of this young boy’s death and we would urge anyone who has any information that could support this investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident 116 of December 12 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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