NA 16-year-old man died of life-threatening injuries after a fight between young people at the Sauerland skate park a week and a half ago. He died of his injuries in hospital on Thursday, police and prosecutors said. The exact cause of death is under investigation.

The teenager was found lifeless in a skate park in Meinerzhagen (Märkischer Kreis) on January 30 and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to the police investigation, a fight broke out between two groups of young people at the skate park. Several people then fled in different directions.

The state prosecutor's office and police are continuing to search for witnesses, informants and evidence, they said Thursday. It cannot be ruled out that there is video of the crime or the area surrounding the crime. The police have therefore created an opportunity to submit relevant material anonymously.

After the crime, the homicide squad began investigating several suspects. The police announced a week ago that personal data was identified, apartments were searched in Märkischer Kreis and mobile phones were seized.