Boy arrested in Worcester canal death murder inquiry
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.
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.