A MURDER probe has been launched after a girl was found dead at a house in Wiltshire.

The teen was discovered at a home in Calne, yesterday afternoon.

A 17-year-old boy, who was known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being quizzed by detectives.

A post mortem is being carried out but the cause of death is not expected to be released until tomorrow.

Superintendent Conway Duncan of Wiltshire Police said: “The thoughts of everyone at Wiltshire Police are with the family of the victim at what must be a devastating time for them.

“They are receiving support from specially trained officers and we will continue to do everything we can to help them come to terms with what has happened.

“This investigation is still in its early stages but I would like to reassure the local community that a robust police response was launched yesterday and will continue in the days to come.


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“People in Calne are likely to see a significant police presence in the area over the weekend as our enquiries progress.

“If anyone in the local area has any concerns, please approach one of the officers on patrol or at the cordon and they will be happy to answer your questions if appropriate to do so.”
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 and quote log number 176 of May 3rd.

More to follow…

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