Three teens arrested on suspicion of murder after man found dead in lake

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Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a young man was found dead in a lake.

Police were called to Scotsman's Flash in Wigan, Greater Manchester, shortly before 2pm on Sunday, October 4, and discovered a body in the water, the Manchester Evening News reports.

The victim is believed to have been in his late teens, with police now carrying out an investigation.

Three teenagers aged 17, 18 and 19 are being questioned in custody.

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: “Enquiries are in their infancy and officers remain at the scene whilst investigation work is carried out.

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“Officers are keeping an open mind as the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are established.”

Scotman’s Flash is the largest of the Wigan Flashes and is regularly used for watersports.

The lakes are formed as a result of mining subsidence.

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