Man held after girl, 11, found dead

A 52-year-old man who suffered serious injuries in a car crash has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 11-year-old girl was found dead at her home.

Rebecca Thompson was found dead at her home address in Homefield Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, just after midday on Saturday.

A 52-year-old man, also from Bushey, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder and is in police custody in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a crash involving a grey VW Golf in the early hours of the same day, Hertfordshire Police said.

He will be questioned once he is deemed fit by medical staff, a force spokeswoman confirmed.

A post mortem examination is due to be conducted tomorrow by a Home Office Pathologist.

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