Murder probe as teenager, 15, found dead in bath in Manor Park

MURDER squad officers have launched an investigation after a 15-year-old boy was found dead in a bath on Christmas Day.

MURDER squad officers have launched an investigation after a “badly injured” 15-year-old boy was found dead in a bath on Christmas Day.

The teenager was discovered drowned a block of flats in Hathaway Crescent, Manor Park, at around 12.15pm.

Scotland Yard said officers found the boy in the bath with a “number of injuries” and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man and a woman, both believed to be aged 27, have been arrested by police and are in custody at separate East London police stations.


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Police were called by the London Ambulance Service following reports of a drowning. An air ambulance was also called to the scene.

Police said the death was being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination is being arranged. The Met’s Homicide and Serious Crime Command are investigating.

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Police said the boy’s next of kin had been informed.

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