Girl, 10, found dead in 'devastating' incident as murder investigation launched

A 10-year-old girl has been found dead inside a property in Surrey.

Police rushed to the address in Hammond Road shortly before 3am on Thursday following a concern for safety.

The girl’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers, Surrey Police said.

An investigation, led by Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s Major Crime Team, is under way to establish the circumstances of the girl’s death.

Detective Chief Inspector Debbie White said: ‘This is a devastating incident, and our officers are working hard to build a picture of what happened.

‘We have identified a number of individuals we would like to speak to as part of our inquiries, and at this stage we are not looking to identify anyone else in connection with our investigation. We have no reason to believe there is any risk to the public.

‘There is a significant police presence in Hammond Road and this will remain over the coming days. We appreciate that the police presence will be causing concern and we would like to thank local residents for their co-operation as we conduct our investigation. We will provide further updates as soon as we are in a position to.’

Anyone with information is urged to contact Surrey Police by calling 101 or using the online portal quoting PR/45230089209. via:

Information can also be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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