Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of murder after death of Calne girl

DETECTIVES have launched a murder probe after a teen girl died in Wiltshire.

Police said a 17-year-old boy had been arrested in Chippenham on suspicion of murder.

It follows the discovery of a girl, believed to be under-18, in a house on Springfield Drive, Calne, shortly before 3.15pm on Friday. Despite the efforts of the ambulance service, the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Supt Conway Duncan 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.

“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.”

Formal identification of the girl’s body is yet to take place. Supt Duncan 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.”

The 17-year-old boy arrested by detectives remains in custody.

This is Wiltshire


We are a company that combine website design with search engine optimisation, paid search marketing and website statistical analysis. Our aim is to make your website more profitable and one that out p...

Related Post


Bradford on Avon groups celebrate bloom...

BRADFORD on Avon has gained six ratings in the In Your Neighbourhood section in this year’s South West in Bloom awards. Wiltshire Heig...


Birds Eye recalls chicken nuggets that...

Bird’s Eye is recalling bags of 50 frozen chicken nuggets because they may contain small pieces of plastic. The affected products have...


Pubs in Cricklade and Bassett chosen...

TWO pubs in the Swindon area made it into the AA’s 2020 Restaurant Guide. The Angel in Royal Wootton Bassett and The Red Lion in Cri...

Leave us a comment