A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenage girl’s body was found in Kersal this morning.

The sixteen year old was reported missing from her home in Prestwich, before 9.45am police received a second call saying that the girl had sadly been found dead in a derelict building near to Brookside Drive.

The cause of the girl’s death is still yet to be established however detectives are currently working to confirm how she sadly died.

Greater Manchester Police’s Superintendent Caroline Hemmingway said: “We are currently investigating the tragic death of a 16-year-old girl in Kersal, and it is our top priority to find out exactly how she died. 

“We have arrested a man in connection with the girl’s death however we are still keeping an open mind and will be exploring all avenues.

“The investigation is still in its early stages and a scene remains in place in the building near to Brookside Drive.

“We would like to hear form anyone who heard or saw anything unusual this morning around Brookside Drive to get in touch as soon as possible.

“We are trying to piece together this puzzle and help give the girl’s family the answers they deserve.”


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