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The body of Alex Rodda was found in Ashley Mill Lane in Cheshire

A teenage boy found dead in a Cheshire village has been identified as 15-year-old Alex Rodda.

The body of the Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School pupil was discovered in Ashley Mill Lane in Ashley at about 08:00 GMT on Friday.

Head teacher Denis Oliver said Alex, who was in Year 11, would be “sorely missed by everyone who knew him”.

An 18-year-old man from Knutsford has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning.

Cheshire police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

In a statement posted to the school’s website, Mr Oliver said: “Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with Alex’s family and friends at this very sad time.

“The safety and wellbeing of our students is our priority. School will be open as normal on Monday and staff will be on hand to support students in any way affected by this tragic loss.”

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