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Four boys aged 14 and 15 arrested for murder after a man in his 20s killed on footpath


FOUR boys aged 14 and 15 have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man in his 20s was allegedly killed on a footpath.

Cops were called at around 7.20pm yesterday to a footpath near Stonebridge Close in Telford, Shropshire following reports that a man was seriously injured.

The victim was rushed to hospital but died later that evening.

Of the four boys arrested, three are aged fifteen and one is aged fourteen.

A 42-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders, West Mercia Police said.

They all remain in custody.

Chief Inspector Helen Kinrade said: "We understand this will be extremely concerning to the community.

"We would like to reassure the public that the investigation is ongoing and this is believed to be an isolated incident."

Anyone with information is urged to contact 101 quoting reference 615i of June 11.

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