Man, 19, quizzed over teen murder
Jun 11 2012
A 19-year-old man being questioned over the murder of a teenage girl at a house party was "known to the victim", police said.
The man was arrested on Saturday after Megan-Leigh Peat, 15, was pronounced dead at a property in Ampthill, Bedfordshire.
Paramedics and police were called to the semi-detached house in Ailesbury Road shortly after 1.30am following reports that the schoolgirl from Westoning, Beds, had been fatally injured.
Police have refused to comment on neighbours' claims that the teenager was stabbed to death at the rented address and the results of a post-mortem examination are not yet known.
Forensic examination of the scene has continued and the house remains cordoned off. Spots of blood could be seen on a pathway leading up to the front door, and on the pavement close to nearby allotments.
Throughout the day devastated friends of the victim arrived at the house to lay flowers, photographs and notes at the cordon. One friend wrote: "The emptiness and hurt you have left so many of us with is unimaginable. A beautiful girl on the inside and out, whose life was just beginning. So many memories growing up with you, Nath and Ricky, the good old days. Such a tragedy, so surreal right now. Heaven's angel. Rest forever peacefully, with all my love, Chelsea."
The tribute, written on an A4 piece of paper, was decorated with hand-drawn hearts.
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