Six held after boy is found dying in car park

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Four boys and two girls were under arrest last night in connection with the death of a teenager found unconscious in a car park.

The dead boy was named yesterday as Ross Hooper, 13, from Swansea. He was discovered late on Friday in the car park of the Gors Mission Gospel Hall in Cwmbwrla, Swansea. Ambulance crews took the boy to the city's Singleton Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

South Wales Police said they believed the boy had been subject to an assault and launched a murder inquiry.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the death of the teenager on Friday night.

Yesterday, police arrested a further three boys and two girls, all aged between 12 and 16, in connection with the incident. All six are currently being questioned under supervision at various locations, police said.

A post-mortem examination on the body of the boy was carried out yesterday afternoon. A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said it was "too early" to release any further details about the nature of the incident which led to the boy's death.

Det Supt Martyn Lloyd-Evans has appealed for anyone who may have seen a group of youths near the gospel hall between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday night to contact police.