Hatfield murder investigation: Forensic officers on the scene of suspected killing

Scene of Crime Officers entering the house

Scene of Crime Officers entering the house - Credit: Archant

A 30-year-old man is currently being questioned by police following the death of a four-year-old girl in Hatfield.

The youngster named locally as Alexa Wheatley died at the Lister Hospital yesterday morning (Wednesday).

A cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Forensic officers were on the scene at Queen Bee Court, off Cunningham Avenue, this afternoon.

Neighbours reacted with shock to the news.

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Aiesha Weekes, 20, a sociology student at The University of Hertfordshire, said: “I don’t know what exactly happened, I know a murder happened.

“I saw a kid carried out.

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“I’m sad it happened and I’m surprised, it’s quite a peaceful area.”

Police have confirmed that the man was arrested at the scene shortly after 9.30am yesterday and has been in police custody on suspicion of murder since.

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