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Girl aged 14 found dead in park after blunt force trauma named

Vicktorija Sokolova’s body was found by a member of the public, after she was reported missing.

A teenage girl who was found dead in a park after suffering a blunt force trauma to the head has been named.

Vicktorija Sokolova, 14, was discovered by a member of the public in West Park, Wolverhampton, at around 7am on Thursday.

The Lithuanian-born youngster was reported missing on Wednesday and her family are being supported by specialist officers.

A 16 and 17-year-old boy were arrested at their homes in the city on Friday and remain in custody, West Midlands Police said.

Superintendent Harvi Khatkar, of Wolverhampton Police, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Vicktorija’s family and friends at this terrible time.

A tribute is left at West Park where the body of the 14-year-old girl was found (Josh Payne/PA)

“We fully understand that people will be really concerned about what has happened, but we have a dedicated team of detectives working on the investigation.

“Extra patrols will be taking place in the area and I’d encourage anyone with concerns to speak to their local officers.”

The park remains cordoned off and is expected to remain closed over the weekend for a comprehensive forensic examination, the force added.


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