A teenage girl with serious injuries has been found dead in a park in northern England. Police were called to Culcheth Linear Park near Warrington, Cheshire, yesterday afternoon (Saturday February 11) following reports that a teenage girl had sustained serious injuries. Later in the evening, police said that a teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have appealed for witnesses and urged people to avoid speculation on social media, with rumours circulating about the incident in Culcheth Linear Park, Warrington, reports Cheshire Live.
In a statement, Cheshire Police said: “Detectives investigating the death of a teenage girl in Warrington are appealing for information. At 3.13pm today, Saturday 11 February, police were called to Culcheth Linear Park, Warrington, following reports that a teenage girl had sustained serious injuries.
“Emergency services swiftly attended but sadly, the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed however formal identification is yet to take place.
“A scene is currently in place and enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding her death.”
Detective Chief Inspector Adam Waller said: “I understand the concerns that this incident is likely to cause, and I am aware that there are rumours circulating online – however, I would urge people not to speculate.
“We are following numerous lines of enquiry to establish what led to the victim’s death, and local residents will see an increased presence of police officers in the area while we investigate this incident.
“At this stage we do not believe there is a wider threat to anyone else however if you have concerns please do speak to a local officer.
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“As part of our investigation, I am keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have witnessed the incident or seen anything unusual in Culcheth Linear Park at around 3pm.
The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage which may aid our investigation. I urge anyone with any information – no matter how small – to get in touch.”
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