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Ditch body linked to missing Lewis

Police are trying to confirm the identity of a teenage boy found dead in a ditch.

Officers had been searching for 13-year-old Lewis Eddleston, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, since he went missing on Sunday.

Lewis Eddleston went missing on Sunday Credit: ITV Calendar

A major police operation was launched after a body was discovered at 10.30am yesterday close to The Boulevard in Edenthorpe, Doncaster, near where Lewis was last seen playing with friends.

Ambulance crews tried to revive the teenager but he was pronounced dead, South Yorkshire Police said.

A post-mortem examination was due to take place last night and formal identification was expected today, the force said.

Police say they are no longer treating the death of a teenager found in a ditch in South Yorkshire as suspicious.

Read the full story on ITV Calendar: Boy's body found in ditch in Doncaster