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Body pulled from pond in search for girl, 14

The girl has been named locally as Teya Davies. Photo: ::

A body has been pulled from a pond during a search for a 14-year-old girl.

Cheshire Police said on Sunday the body was recovered from the stretch of water in Clincton Woods, Widnes, by emergency services looking for a teenager feared to have fallen in.

The girl has been named locally as Teya Davies and a Just Giving page has been set up to raise money to support her family.

"Officers and emergency services made a search of the area to locate the 14-year-old girl and a body was found in the water," a Cheshire Police spokeswoman said.

While formal identification is yet to take place, she added: "The family and friends of the girl have been informed and are being supported by officers."

The Woodland Trust conservation charity describes the park as being popular with schools, dog walkers and anglers, having been designated as a nature reserve in 2001.