Tributes paid to dog rescuer after 16-year-old held on suspicion of murder

The victim of a suspected murder in West Wales was a dog rescuer who "worked tirelessly to make the world a better place for animals", her charity colleagues have said.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder after being called to an address in the St Clears area of Carmarthenshire at around 5.47pm on Tuesday, where they found the body of a woman.

The woman has been named online as Fiona Scourfield, 54, also known as Suzi Wales, by the charity, UK German Shepherd Rescue.

In a post on Facebook, the charity said Ms Scourfield's rescue dog Bruno was her "absolute world" and she could always be relied upon to help a dog in need.

Rescue Notice:Today is an extremely sad day for all at the UK German Shepherd Rescue.In the most awful circumstances...

Posted by UK German Shepherd Rescue on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

"To say the rescue is devastated would be a massive understatement," the post said.

"Suzi was one of our longest standing members who supported the rescue wholeheartedly.. Suzi worked tirelessly to make the world a better place for animals and her loss is a huge loss not only to us but to animals worldwide."

Dyfed-Powys Police said the 16-year-old remains in police custody and an incident room had been set up at Carmarthen Police Station.

A spokeswoman for the force said officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and that the woman's next of kin had been informed.