Two youths held over murder of boy, 16

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Police investigating the murder of 16-year-old Jonathan Matondo, who was found shot dead in a park, last night arrested a second 18-year-old man in connection with his death.

The churchgoing teenager's body was found in a small recreation area in the Burngreave district of Sheffield on Wednesday night.

South Yorkshire Police said the first suspect was detained at his home in Burngreave earlier today and was being held in custody.

A force spokesman said the second 18-year-old was arrested in Union Street, in the centre of Sheffield, earlier this evening, and is currently being questioned in connection with the teenager's death.

He added that the second arrested youth was also believed to be a local man.

A post-mortem examination showed Jonathan died from a single gunshot wound to this head.