Canterbury pond bodies: Men died by drowning

Friends have been paying tribute to the two men

Two men whose bodies were found in a pond in Kent died by drowning, police have confirmed.

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 arrested a second Canterbury man, 28, on Tuesday following the two deaths.

A 54-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released without charge.

The 28-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs, remains in custody.

Gentle giant

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

Post-mortem examinations carried out on the men revealed that they both died from drowning.

Officers said they were awaiting further toxicology results.

Police discovered Mr Wenn'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 Mr Lloyd several hours later.

Formal identification of the pair is expected on Thursday morning.

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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