Two men arrested in John Beaumont murder inquiry

John Beaumont
Image caption John Beaumont was fatally injured in a park in Addlestone on Monday

Police investigating the murder of a 17-year-old boy in Surrey have arrested two men in their 20s on suspicion of witness intimidation.

John Beaumont, 17, from Chertsey, died on Tuesday at St George's Hospital in south London after being assaulted in Addlestone on Monday afternoon.

Detectives said they were aware of the strong feelings in the Addlestone and Chertsey communities.

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with murdering the teenager.

A post-mortem examination confirmed John died as a result of head trauma following the attack in a park near Burleigh Road.

Detectives said they were continuing to investigate John's death and establish the full circumstances.

"Officers would like to thank the many people who have already come forward with information and would encourage anyone who has yet to get in touch to do so as soon as possible," said Det Ch Insp Claire Pridgeon.

The 17-year-old charged with murder, also from Chertsey, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday.

The two men arrested have been bailed until 10 October.

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