Police get more time to quiz murder suspects in Bestwood Park

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Police have been given more time to question a man and a woman arrested following the death of a seven-year-old girl in Bestwood Park.

Officers were called to Beckhampton Road at about 5.10am on Thursday 31st July, after concerns for the child.

A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Both remain in custody pending further investigation.

A Home Office post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place this morning (Friday 1st August).

Formal identification will take place at a later date.

Detectives have asked the public and media not to speculate about the murder as it may be harmful to the inquiry.

 

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