Woman, 33, arrested on suspicion of murder after death of 10-year-old girl

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a ten-year-old girl was found dead in Sandwell in the West Midlands.

Police said they found the child with injuries at an address in Robin Close, Rowley Regis at around 12.10pm on Monday.

She was confirmed dead at the scene.

A 33-year-old woman – understood to be known to the girl – has been arrested and taken into custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Dan Jarratt said: “A young girl has tragically lost her life and our thoughts are with her loved ones and all those impacted by this terrible passing.

“We know how shocking and distressing this will be for the community and we’ll continue to have a police presence and offer our support in the area over the coming days.”

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He added: “A suspect has been arrested and detectives are fully investigating the circumstances around this sad death.”

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