Doncaster Teen Murder "Random Attack"

15 February 2012, 12:58

South Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a 13-year-old girl was attacked in a park in Doncaster

Casey Kearney called an ambulance for herself after being attacked in Elmfield Park yesterday afternoon.

She was treated at the scene by police and paramedics before being rushed to Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed last night she had died from her injuries and a murder investigation has been launched.

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault and remains in police custody.

Doncaster council say the woman being questioned is known to a number of different agencies.

A member of staff at the nearby Earl of Doncaster Hotel, who declined to give his name, said the park had been cordoned off by officers, who had also come in to speak to the general manager about the incident.

The whole of Elmfield Park remained sealed off and blue police tape could be seen attached to railings and trees.

Members of the public were not allowed into the park and police community support officers stood positioned at various locations.

Park Unsafe

One woman, who was passing the scene with her 13-year-old daughter, said she no longer allowed her to go into the park and a local shopkeeper, who gave his name as Raja, said: "They should put CCTV cameras in the park. A few customers have been saying that.''

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