Girl, 16, killed as police arrest two following reports of stabbing

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A 16-year-old girl has died following reports of a stabbing at a premises in Wales.

Police were called to the village of Treorchy in Rhondda at midday on Friday, March 5, and a major incident was afterwards declared.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death and are currently in hospital receiving treatment for serious injuries.

The girl's family is being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers and efforts are continuing to contact other relatives.

Superintendent Rich Jones, from South Wales Police, said: “This is clearly a very serious incident which has caused significant shock and concern for both the local and wider community.

"We have a dedicated team of detectives working hard to establish the exact circumstances that have led to the tragic death of this young girl.

"While the investigation is still in its early stages, we can confirm that those involved are understood to know to each other and we are currently not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

"There will be significant police presence in Baglan Street over the weekend but we will reopen the road at the earliest opportunity.

"In the meantime, the support and understanding of the local community is very much appreciated."

Witnesses or anybody with information is urged to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously quoting occurrence *077519.

A cordon has been set up outside a restaurant called the Blue Sky on Baglan Street, with a white tent outside the premises.

John Belgrove, a builder, who lives on Baglan Street, said he was in his shed when his barking dogs alerted him to emergency services just after midday.

He said: "I came out and I counted over the next half an hour about 31 different emergency vehicles."

Mr Belgrove added: “'I helped the police block off the road, I heard them say that one person was dead and several others badly hurt.”

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