NEWSMarch 07, 2021

Investigation Launched into the Murder of a 16-year-old Asian Girl

Police have arrested two men aged 38 and 31 who are currently in custody.

An investigation has been launched into the death of a 16-year-old Asian girl in South Wales, as reported by the BBC. The victim has been identified as Wenjing Xu and her death is being investigated as a murder. Police have arrested two men aged 38 and 31 who are currently in custody with connection to the murder. Both men are being treated in a hospital for injuries sustained during the incident.

Local officials have closed down Baglan Street, Treorchy where the incident is believed to have taken place. They’ve indicated that there’ll be a significant police presence in the area over the next few days as the investigation continues. A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said that they “attended the scene with one rapid response vehicle, three emergency ambulances, the hazardous area response team and the Wales Air Ambulance.”

The Senior Investigating Officer on the case is Detective Mark Lewis, who said “This is a tragic and shocking incident - our thoughts are with Wenjing's family and friends at this extremely difficult time. I can reassure the community that at this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident."

In a tribute, Xu’s family described her as having a “very gentle soul” and said, “Wenjing helped the whole family, working in the family takeaway. She enjoyed school and worked very hard. She was loved by her family.” Local officials said that Xu and her family were known by a lot of people who are “absolutely devastated” by her passing.

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