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A GIRL aged 15 has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a baby was found dead at a house in Herefordshire.

Cops raced to the home in Ross-on-Wye yesterday morning following concerns for the tot’s welfare and tragically discovered a body.

The schoolgirl was arrested on suspicion of murder and later released on police bail, cops confirmed.

They haven’t released the age or gender of the baby but said the death is being treated as suspicious.

Police Commander for Herefordshire, Superintendent Sue Thomas said: “Police were called at around 8.40am on Sunday, March 24 to reports of a concern for welfare for a newborn baby at a property in Ross-on-Wye.

“On attendance, the body of a baby was discovered.”

Police report that the death is being treated as suspicious and investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death.

The 15-year-old girl has been released on police bail while investigations are ongoing.