Teenage girl dies after being found badly injured in Cheshire parkland as police urge any witnesses to come forward with dashcam footage
- Police were called to Culcheth Linear Park in Warrington, Cheshire, at 3.13pm
- The woman was pronounced dead at the scene following serious injury reports
A teenage girl has died after she was found with severe injuries in a park in Cheshire and police are urgently seeking dashcam footage from the area.
Emergency services including Cheshire Police were called to Culcheth Linear Park in Warrington, Cheshire, at 3.13pm today.
The girl, whose age is not known, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed but formal identification is yet to take place.
An investigation has been launched by Cheshire Police.
A scene is currently in place at the park and enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding her death.
The woman was found with serious injuries and was pronounced dead following a police report at 3.13pm at Culcheth Linear Park in Warrington, Cheshire
Detective Chief Inspector Adam Waller said: ‘I understand the concerns that this incident is likely to cause, and I am aware that there are rumours circulating online – however, I would urge people not to speculate.
‘We are following numerous lines of enquiry to establish what led to the victim’s death, and local residents will see an increased presence of police officers in the area while we investigate this incident.
‘At this stage we do not believe there is a wider threat to anyone else however if you have concerns please do speak to a local officer.
‘As part of our investigation, I am keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have witnessed the incident or seen anything unusual in Culcheth Linear Park at around 3pm.
‘The same goes for anyone with any CCTV or dashcam footage which may aid our investigation.
‘I urge anyone with any information – no matter how small – to get in touch.’
Local residents reported large numbers of emergency services workers in the area – including a helicopter and armed officers – according to Warrington Worldwide.
Warrington North MP Charlotte Nichols has urged anyone with information to come forward.
The local MP posted on Facebook: ‘I’ve spoken to the Warrington Police Borough Commander tonight regarding the tragic death.
‘If you have any information, or were in the nearby area and have dashcam footage, please come forward even if you think it’s nothing- let the police make that decision.’
She added: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased, and I will continue to liaise with and support our local police in any way I can in ascertaining all of the facts of this case.’
A Cheshire Police spokesperson previously said: ‘At 3.13pm today, Saturday 11 February, police were called to Culcheth Linear Park, Warrington, following reports of a female with serious injuries. Sadly, the female was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘A scene is currently in place and enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding her death.’
Witnesses can get in touch with police online or by calling 101 and quoting IML 1476832.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0900 555 111.