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Man, 41, is arrested on suspicion of murder after 16-year-old girl is found dead

Man, 41, is arrested on suspicion of murder after 16-year-old girl is found dead in a derelict building just 20 minutes after she was reported missing from her home

  • Officers called at 9.25am yesterday to reports that the teenager was missing 
  • Police then received second call at 9.45am saying she had been found dead
  • Man arrested on suspicion of murder as Greater Manchester Police investigate

A man has been arrested after the body of a 16-year-old girl was found in a derelict building.

Officers were called at around 9.25am yesterday to reports that the teenager was missing from her home in the Prestwich area of Bury.

At around 9.45am, Greater Manchester Police received a second call saying she had been found dead in a derelict building in Kersal, Salford. 

The teenager’s body was discovered inside this building in Kersal, Salford, pictured today

The teenager was reported missing yesterday and police later said they had found a body

The teenager was reported missing yesterday and police later said they had found a body

Detectives said the cause of death is yet to be established, but a 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. 

One local woman said she came home at 10.15am yesterday to find an ambulance and rapid response vehicle on the street, before police and firefighters arrived.

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 cause of death has yet to be established. Police have roped off the scene to investigate

The cause of death has yet to be established. Police have roped off the scene to investigate

The investigation is 'still in its early stages and a scene remains in place', police have said

The investigation is ‘still in its early stages and a scene remains in place’, police have said

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

‘We would like to hear from 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.’

North West Ambulance Service paramedics were already in attendance as police arrived – and the girl was confirmed to have died. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8172, by calling 101 or the through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.  

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