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Doncaster boy Lewis Eddleston drowned in ditch

Lewis Morley also known as Eddleston
Image caption Inquiries into the death of Lewis Eddleston are continuing, police said

A 13-year-old boy found dead in a ditch in Doncaster died from drowning, a post-mortem examination has found.

The body of Lewis Eddleston, also know as Lewis Morley, was found on Wednesday near The Boulevard, Edenthorpe.

The teenager was last seen at about 16:00 GMT on Sunday with friends at a playing field in the area.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Wednesday found the youngster died a short time after he was last seen, South Yorkshire Police said.

Officers said they had received help from the community in trying to trace him but there had also been a number of false sightings reported on social media sites.

Graham Wakeling, headteacher of Hungerhill School, said: "The school community is devastated by the news of Lewis' sudden death, which was a shock to us all.

"Lewis was an extremely popular young man with a good sense of humour.

"He was a lively character around the school and always had a smile on his face."

Police said an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the youngster's death was continuing.

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