South Wales Police confirm death of 16-year-old girl in 'serious' incident

A 16-year-old girl has died in “sudden and unexplained” circumstances following a “serious incident” in South Wales.

Mar 5, 2021
By Tony Thompson

The death of the teenager in Rhondda Cynon Taf was confirmed by South Wales Police on Friday evening (March 5).

The force said cause of death has not been confirmed and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Emergency services were called to a premises in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at approximately midday on Friday following reports of a stabbing.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in hospital receiving treatment for serious injuries.

The girl’s family is being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers and efforts are continuing to contact other relatives.

A statement issued by South Wales Police said the investigation is in the early stages but that the incident is not being treated as a terrorist attack, that those involved were known to each other and that no one else is being sought in connection with the death.

Superintendent Rich Jones, from South Wales Police, said: “This is clearly a very serious incident which has caused significant shock and concern for both the local and wider community.

“We have a dedicated team of detectives working hard to establish the exact circumstances that have led to the tragic death of this young girl.

“There will be significant police presence in Baglan Street over the weekend but we will reopen the road at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, the support and understanding of the local community is very much appreciated.”

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