Canterbury pond bodies: Second man arrested over deaths

  • 1 February 2012
  • From the section Kent

A second man has been arrested following the deaths of two men whose bodies were recovered from a Kent pond.

The bodies of 17-year-old Hugo Wenn and Daniel Lloyd, aged in his 20s, were pulled from Reed Pond, near Tennyson Avenue, Canterbury, on Monday.

Kent Police said a 28-year-old Canterbury man was arrested at about 21:30 GMT on Tuesday on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.

A 54-year-old man is currently being held on suspicion of murder.

Police were granted a 36-hour extension on Tuesday to question the 54-year-old, also from Canterbury.

Image caption Hugo Wenn, 17, was last seen by friends in Canterbury on Friday

Post-mortem results

Police discovered Hugo's body floating in Reed Pond, which is on land owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), while they carried out a missing person search for him on Monday.

Divers searching the pond found the body of the Mr Lloyd several hours later.

The pair have not yet been formally identified.

Both deaths are being treated as "unexplained pending post-mortems". The test results are expected to be released later on Wednesday.

More than 4,000 people have joined a Facebook page set up in tribute to Hugo, who was a pupil at Archbishop's School in Canterbury until 2011.

His former head teacher, Michael Liddicoat, described him as a gentle giant who was "fantastic with the younger students".

The MoD said it did not believe the two deaths were connected with nearby Howe Barracks.

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