A ‘lovely’ teenage boy found dead on a river bank is thought to have been murdered.
The death of Connor Lyons, 17, was initially treated as “unexplained” by Humberside Police.
But the force has now confirmed that a murder investigation is underway, with one man in custody and another assisting with enquiries.
Connor’s body was found next to the river Hull at 8.20am on Tuesday.
Tributes have already poured in, with many people sharing their heartfelt condolences on social media.
One man, who had known the teenager, said: “He was very much like me.
“A lovely lad, I would call him a loveable rogue at school and he used to laugh his head off.”
Another friend posted: “RIP mate, can’t believe it. Another young lad taken far too soon.
“Sending all love to friends and family. This world is a really crazy world we live in.”
One woman added: “RIP Connor, condolences to your family. Forever with the angels that are with you now, far too young to die.”
Another said: “Absolutely heartbreaking, rest in peace Connor, forever young. Thinking of the family.”
Humberside Police said in a statement today: “A murder investigation has been launched into the death of 17-yr-old Connor Lyons, who was sadly found dead in Hull on Monday.
“One man is in our custody and another is assisting us with our enquiries.
“Our thoughts are with Connor’s family & we ask that their privacy is respected.”