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Body of 14-year-old girl discovered in Ayrshire park

The teenager was found dead at Bourtreehill Park in Irvine.

Police: Teenager found in Irvine park.
Police: Teenager found in Irvine park. STV

The body of a 14-year-old girl has been discovered in a park in North Ayrshire.

Police said the teenager's body was found in Bourtreehill Park in Irvine on Monday around 11.45am.

The death of the girl is being treated as "unexplained" and a post-mortem examination is due to take place, but it is understood there are no suspicious circumstances.

A police spokesman said: "Police Scotland is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 14-year-old girl found dead within Bourtreehill Park at around 11.45am on Monday, September 11.

"The death is being treated as unexplained.

"It is anticipated that a post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

Irvine: A blue tent was erected in the park.
Irvine: A blue tent was erected in the park.

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