Two arrested over Wigan pond death

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenage boy died in a pond in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Police were called to the pond on Ladies Lane in Hindley early on Sunday, following reports of an assault.

The body of Dylan Aaron, from Hindley, was removed from the pond by a police underwater search team at 8am yesterday, after officers were told that the 17-year-old had gone into the water and had not been seen for some time. The murder suspects, aged 26 and 34, have also been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Greater Manchester Police said a second boy received minor injuries in the incident. Supt Phil Unsworth said: "This is a tragic incident where a 17-year-old boy has lost his life in unexplained circumstances. Our investigation is still in the very early stages and there are a number of questions yet to be answered."

He said officers had been speaking to people who were at the pond on Saturday night but that there were still "gaps to fill". "I want to commend the actions of those at the scene who tried to help save the boy," he added.