Shropshire

Tom Lee death: Family's tribute to 'much-loved' teen

Tom Lee Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Tom Lee was described by his family as "funny and hardworking"

The family of a 17-year-old boy whose death is being treated as unexplained has paid tribute to a "much-loved young man".

Tom Lee was taken to hospital from Berrisford Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire, at about 23:25 GMT last Friday, and later died.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place, Staffordshire Police said.

Five teenagers arrested in connection with the teenager's death have been released under investigation.

A family statement, released by the police, said: "Tom was a popular, funny, hardworking and much-loved young man. He will be missed terribly by his family and everyone that knew him."

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Image caption Emergency services were called to Berrisford Road, Peatswood at about 23:25 GMT on 15 February

An 18-year-old man, from Market Drayton, was arrested and has been released on police bail while inquiries are on-going.

Four teenagers - two 16-year-old girls and two 17-year-old boys - all from Market Drayton, have also been assisting with inquiries and released under investigation.

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