A 41- year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a 16 year old girl had been found in a derelict building on Monday 28th of January.

On Monday morning, at 9:25am the Greater Manchester Police were called to a home in Prestwich, Bury after a 16 year old girl has been reported missing.

However, at 9:45 the police received a second call in which they had been told she was found dead in a derelict building near to Brookside Drive, Kersal, Salford.

Greater Manchester Police said the cause of death is yet to be established, but that a 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Superintendent Caroline Hemmingway said: “It is our top priority to find out exactly how she died.

“We have arrested a man in connection with the girl’s death, however we are still keeping an open mind and will be exploring all avenues.

“The investigation is still in its early stages and a (crime) scene remains in place in the building near to Brookside Drive.

“We would like to hear from anyone who heard or saw anything unusual this morning around Brookside Drive to get in touch as soon as possible.

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“We are trying to piece together this puzzle and help give the girl’s family the answers they deserve.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8172, by calling 101 or the through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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