Two more arrests after boy dies in pond

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LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year-old boy in a pond in the West Midlands over the weekend, police said today.

The men, aged 20 and 22, were taken in for questioning after the boy's body was recovered by police divers in Bilston near Wolverhampton yesterday.

Police, who are treating the incident as a murder inquiry, said the boy could have been involved in an altercation with a group of youths in the area.

They could not confirm whether stones and rocks had been thrown at him while he was in the pool, as media accounts have alleged.

''Those reports have come from local people at the scene,'' a police spokeswoman said.

Three other men, all aged in their early 20s, were arrested over the weekend and have been bailed pending further inquiries.

A post mortem is due to take place today on the boy, who has yet to be formally identified.

REUTERS SKB KN1528

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