Hereford & Worcester

Boy arrested in Worcester canal death murder inquiry

Bilford Road, Worcester
Image caption Sean Stevens was rescued from the canal near Bilford Road in Worcester, but died in hospital

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a teenager who was pulled from a canal.

Police were sent to the Bilford Road area of Worcester at about 20:50 BST on Thursday after concerns were raised over the safety of a youth.

The teenager, named by police as 17-year-old Sean Stevens from Worcester, was recovered from the canal by firefighters.

He was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital but pronounced dead at 23:15.

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Media captionEmergency services pulled Sean Stevens out of the canal near Bilford Road in Worcester

Supt Kevin Purcell, from West Mercia Police, said a "full and thorough investigation" was taking place, and asked anyone with information to contact the force.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said a person who is believed to have jumped in the water to try to rescue Sean was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

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