Police launch probe after girl found dead in Ayrshire park

A teenage girl has been found dead in a park in 'unexplained' circumstances.

Police are investigating the 14-year-old girl's death. Picture: John Devlin

The 14-year-old girl was discovered in Bourtreehill Park, Irvine, North Ayrshire, at around 11.45am on Monday.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause of death.

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A police spokeswoman 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.”