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Missing Lewis Eddleston: Body Found In Yorkshire
Police are trying to confirm the identity of a teenage boy found dead in a ditch.
Officers had been searching for 13-year-old Lewis Eddleston, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, since he went missing on Sunday.
A major police operation was launched after a body was discovered at 10.30am on Wednesday close to The Boulevard in Edenthorpe, Doncaster, near where Lewis was last seen playing with friends.
Ambulance crews tried to revive the teenager but he was pronounced dead, South Yorkshire Police said.
A post-mortem was due to take place and formal identification was expected later, the force said.
Police say they are no longer treating the death as suspicious and that preliminary examinations had found no-one else was involved, adding: "Officers investigating are linking this to the 13-year-old boy recently reported missing in Doncaster."
Lewis, a pupil at Hungerhill School, was last seen leaving a group of friends on playing fields in Edenthorpe at around 4pm.
Forensics officers combed the field in their search for evidence.
A number of teenagers and adults left flowers at the police cordon, with many of them in tears.
Jack Neal, 14, said he was in the same school year as Lewis.
"He liked to have fun," Jack said. "He always had a laugh. He was a good friend. He liked football. He went out a lot. He liked being out with his mates."
Jack's mother Clair Neal said: "There's a lot of youngsters this age tonight feeling pretty devastated.
"There's lots of upset people. I spoke to a few of the mums that've got children in the same year. He was such a well liked boy."
Another of Lewis's friends, a 13-year-old called Jack, said he had come to the scene "just to say I'll miss him. He'll never be forgotten."
A number of tributes to Lewis were left at the scene along with the flowers.
One said: "Goin to miss you loads bro. Wish we'd followed you. Going to miss you and your typical but amazing ways.
"Love you millions Mr Lewis Eddleston. RIP bro. Rest in peace. Love you."
Another said: "To my Prince Lewis. Thinking of you always."
And one said: "RIP dude. You're never going to be forgotten. Love you my little soldier."