A murder investigation has been launched in Woking after the tragic death of a young girl. The distressing incident unfolded when police officers responded to a safety concern at an address on Hammond Road, Woking, around 02:50 BST on Thursday.
Detective Chief Inspector Debbie White expressed the devastating nature of the incident. She revealed that authorities had identified several individuals they sought to interview and assured the public that they were not actively seeking any additional suspects.
The police spokesperson confirmed that no other individuals had sustained injuries in the incident, and no arrests had been made at this time.
A local resident residing directly opposite the house where the incident occurred disclosed that a family with six children had recently moved into the property, residing there for less than six months. He described the children as friendly and portrayed the family as decent.
The incident has left neighbors in shock, with one expressing disbelief: “It doesn’t seem real.”
Detective Chief Inspector White emphasized the diligent efforts of law enforcement officers to piece together the events leading up to the tragic incident. She further stated that there was currently no indication of a broader risk to the public.
A significant police presence was noted near the Hammond Road address, and it is expected to persist in the coming days as investigations continue.
The family of the deceased girl has been notified of the heartbreaking news and is receiving support from specialized officers trained to assist in such difficult circumstances.
Residents in the area shared their thoughts on the normally tranquil neighborhood. One neighbor noted that the area was generally peaceful and uneventful, while another described it as a vibrant and lovely place, especially bustling with activity during term time when children would be walking to and from school.
The tragic incident has cast a shadow over the community, prompting authorities to diligently seek answers while providing support to those affected by the heartbreaking loss. As the investigation progresses, law enforcement officials are determined to piece together the events that led to this devastating outcome.