‘Lovely lad’ found dead on river bank investigated as murder with man arrested

A murder investigation has been launched after a 'lovely' teenage boy was found dead on a river bank.

Tributes have poured in for Connor Lyons, 17, whose body was discovered by a member of the public on the banks of the River Hull on Tuesday.

Humberside Police initially said Connor's death was "unexplained" but the force has since confirmed a man is in custody and another is assisting with enquiries, Mirror Online says.

Officers were called to the scene in Ennerdale, Hull at 8.20am before later naming the boy and asking for people not to speculate as to how he died.

Tributes have since flooded in for the youngster, with many people sharing their condolences on social media, Hull Live reports.

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One man, who claims to have known Connor, said: "He was very much like me.

"A lovely lad, I would call him a loveable rogue at school and he used to laugh his head off."

Another friend of Connor's said: "RIP mate, can’t believe it. Another young lad taken far too soon.

"Sending all love to friends and family. This world is a really crazy world we live in."

One woman said: "RIP Connor, condolences to your family. Forever with the angels that are with you now, far too young to die."

Another added: "Absolutely heartbreaking, rest in peace Connor, forever young. Thinking of the family."

Humberside Police said in a statement on Thursday: "A murder investigation has been launched into the death of 17-yr-old Connor Lyons, who was sadly found dead in Hull on Monday.

"One man is in our custody and another is assisting us with our enquiries.

"Our thoughts are with Connor's family & we ask that their privacy is respected."

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