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Last Updated: Monday, 12 September 2005, 11:03 GMT 12:03 UK
Two teenagers found dead in field
The bodies of two boys, aged 14 and 16, were found in Wokingham
Police have begun a murder inquiry after two teenagers were found dead in a field near a Berkshire town.

The bodies of two boys, aged 14 and 16, were discovered off Evendons Lane in Wokingham on Sunday evening. It is thought both had been stabbed.

Thames Valley Police searched the area after a man reported that two people were believed to have been injured.

Two 18-year-old men from Wokingham have been arrested and were being questioned by officers on Monday.

This is a peaceful, rural area. I'm a member of the Neighbourhood Watch and at our monthly meetings we have very little to report
Colin King, resident

Police have not yet named the victims, who are both from Wokingham.

Post-mortem examinations to establish how the boys died are due to take place later.

Supt George Turner, of Thames Valley Police, said: "Officers have worked overnight and continue to work today to establish exactly what happened last night.

"A scene watch remains in Evendons Lane and is likely to be there for some while yet."

Colin King, 71, a former leader of Wokingham District Council who lives on Evendons Lane, said: "This is a peaceful, rural area. I'm a member of the Neighbourhood Watch and at our monthly meetings we have very little to report."

He said the area near where the boys' bodies were found is a popular picnic spot frequented by dog walkers.

Another neighbour said a police helicopter with a searchlight hovered above the area for two hours on Sunday night.




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