17-year-old arrested over murder of teenage girl in Wiltshire

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenage girl in a Wiltshire town.

Emergency services were called to a residential address in Calne on Friday afternoon but despite the efforts of medics, the girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later, a 17-year-old male was arrested in the Chippenham area on suspicion of murder. He is in custody.

Superintendent Conway 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.

"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."

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