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Canterbury pond bodies: Families devastated by deaths

Daniel Lloyd and Hugo Wenn
Image caption Family of Daniel Lloyd and Hugo Wenn have described the pair as "lovely" and "beautiful" boys

The families of two men whose bodies were found in a pond have described their devastation over the deaths.

The bodies of 17-year-old Hugo Wenn and Daniel Lloyd, 25, were pulled from Reed Pond, near Tennyson Avenue, Canterbury.

Mr Wenn, from Derringstone Hill, Barham was described as "a lovely boy who lived life to the full" by his parents.

The family of Mr Lloyd, who lived in Wincheap, Canterbury, said: "His talent helped to reveal a unique and beautiful soul and we will miss him dearly."

A 28-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs following their deaths, has been released on police bail until 15 March.

'Rest in peace'

In a statement, Mr Lloyd's family said: "Daniel was a larger than life character who will leave a massive hole in our lives.

"During our time of loss we ask to have the space to grieve and take stock of the huge hole that he leaves in our lives."

Mr Wenn's parents said Hugo was a "lovely boy".

"He lived life to the full. He enjoyed every waking moment and enriched all those whose lives he touched," they said.

"We feel privileged to have known him, albeit far too fleetingly. He will be sadly missed by many and will never be forgotten.

"May you rest in peace our darling Hugo."

Post-mortem examinations carried out on the men revealed they both died from drowning.

Officers, who said they were treating the men's deaths as "unexplained", are waiting for toxicology results.

A 54-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, was released without charge.

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