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Teenager arrested after 17-year-old found in canal dies

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West Mercia Police were called yesterday evening after a 17-year-old was found in the Worcester to Birmingham canal in the Bilford Road area of Worcester.

He was transported by ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital, where he was pronounced dead later that evening.

He's been formally identified as Sean Stevens, from Worcester.

A 17-year-old, from Worcester, has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.

Superintendent Kevin Purcell says:

A full and thorough investigation is being conducted into this incident and we are working to establish how Sean came to be in the canal.

I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact police. We are particularly interested in talking to anyone who saw a group of teenagers, or young adults, in and around the canal path from Worcester city centre up to Perdiswell last night, from 7pm onwards.

– Superintendent Kevin Purcell
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