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Tributes to Oxted schoolgirl

Tributes have been posted on social networking sites after a 17-year-old girl died at a property in the Surrey town on Friday. Prayers were said for the teen at a church service this morning.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested and has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. He's being transferred to a secure hospital.

Boy sectioned after teen death

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A boy who was arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a girl's body has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Surrey Police says the 16-year-old will be transferred to a secure hospital while he remains on police bail.

A murder investigation was launched after the body of a 17-year-old girl was found at a property in Oxted on Friday. The spokeswoman said the investigation is still in the early stages but it is believed this is an isolated incident and the alleged offender and the victim are known to each other.

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Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon said:

"This is a complex investigation which will no doubt continue for some time._

"We believe this to be an isolated incident and that there is no risk to the further community."I would like to thank the community of Oxted who have assisted with the investigation so far."

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Police search continues following teen death

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Police are still questioning a 16-year-old boy over another teenager's murder. Officers have returned to the flat in Surrey where the 17-year-old girl was found dead on Friday. Today the search of the property enters it's second day. It's not yet known how the girl died.

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16-year-old boy arrested over Oxted murder

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenage girl was found dead in Surrey.

The body was discovered at an address in Oxted yesterday afternoon.

A murder investigation has been launched and the boy remains in custody.

Police say they believe the victim and the alleged offender knew each other.

Head of Finance at Surrey Police sacked for gross misconduct

The head of finance at Surrey Police has been dismissed for gross misconduct. Paul Bundy was sacked after the force found he had "mishandled internal information" and "failed to disclose a change in personal circumstances".

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In a statement, Surrey Police said: "Allegations of failure to disclose a change in personal circumstances and mishandling of internal information were found to be proven against Paul Bundy.

"He has been dismissed, subject to any appeal, with immediate effect.

"The misconduct did not relate directly to the financial responsibilities of the head of finance role and did not involve leaking to the media."

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Man's body found in river at Hampton

Surrey Police has said that a man’s body has been found in the River Thames at Hampton. Officers started a search just after 6:45pm after a man was spotted entering the water near Hampton Sailing Club. The body has not yet been formally identified and enquiries are on-going to trace his family.

No cause of death in post-mortem exams

Surrey Police said the matter has now been formally passed to the coroner and an inquest will be held after finding no evidence of foul play. This was despite two post-mortem examinations carried out in November failing to establish Alexander Perepilichnyy's cause of death.

Toxicology samples were also taken from both post mortems but the results have not been released.

Supergrass's death 'not suspicious'

The death of a Russian supergrass who was a key witness in a multi-million pound international fraud investigation is not suspicious, police said today.

Alexander Perepilichnyy, 44, was found collapsed outside his home in Granville Road, Weybridge, Surrey, on November 10 last year sparking a major police investigation over fears he had been poisoned.

He was involved in a fraud case involving the theft of around £140m in tax revenue from the Russian government at the time of his death.

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