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Police given more time to question Rotherham murder suspect

Police have been given more time to question an 18-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks.

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The man was arrested on suspicion of murdering the 16-year-old on Monday 16 January.

Courts have today handed down an order allowing detectives to keep the suspect in custody for a further 24 hours.

A 26-year-old woman arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Woman bailed as investigation into death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks continues

Leonne Weeks was found dead on Monday.

A 26-year-old woman arrested in connection with the death of Rotherham teenager Leonne Weeks has been bailed.

The woman was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of assisting an offender, in connection with the death of the 16-year-old. She was bailed last night as detectives continue with their enquiries.

Leonne’s body was found by members of the public on a pathway just off Lordens Hill, Dinnington, on Monday at around 10.55am. She died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or 101 quoting log 256 of January 16.

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Investigation continues after body found in Dinnington

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Detectives are continuing to investigate after a teenage girl's body was discovered in the Dinnington area of Rotherham.

The body was found yesterday morning on a pathway off Lordens Hill.

South Yorkshire Police say the investigation is in its very early stages however they are treating the death as suspicious.

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