Boys arrested over death of 14-year-old girl in Wolverhampton

Boys arrested over death of 14-year-old girl in Wolverhampton

Two boys aged 16 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 14-year-old girl in Wolverhampton.

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Two boys aged 16 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 14-year-old girl in Wolverhampton.

The victim, who had been reporting missing the day before, died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Her body was discovered in West Park.

West Midlands Police said the girl is yet to be formally identified, but her family are being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster said: “My team are working around the clock to understand what happened to this girl and our enquiries to date have led to today’s arrests.

“A number of people have come forward with information, but I would still like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious or saw a young girl in the park overnight from Wednesday onwards.”

The death has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which is normal procedure given the girl had been reported missing.

:: Anyone with information should call the homicide team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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