25 Sep

A 17yearold boy is arrested on suspicion of murder after teenage girl

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenage girl was found dead inside a Wiltshire home.The victim died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics – who called police to a residential street at around 3.15pm.Officers arrived at the house in Calne, a town of 7,000, and arrested the teenager a short time later in nearby Chippenham.Police are currently holding the male, thought to be known to the victim, as pathologists prepare to carry out a post mortem.Residents claimed the victim had recently began learning how to drive – and could often be seen practicing in the area.Kier Pritchard, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police, said: “My thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic event.”It’s such a tragic and early loss of life. All family members and the wider community will be absolutely devastated.”Thank you to all police officers, staff and wider partners for your professional response.”Meanwhile, Superintendent Conway Duncan offered the family of the victim his condolences as he promised ‘a robust response’.He said: “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. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “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.“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.”

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