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Investigation underway after death of teen found unconscious in town

PUBLISHED: 10:54 07 October 2017

Norwich Road in Wymondham. Picture Peter Walsh.

Norwich Road in Wymondham. Picture Peter Walsh.

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An investigation been launched following the death of a teenage girl who was found unconscious in Wymondham.

Car park of British Red Cross, Norwich Road, Wymondham where a police van and police forensic van were parked  following death of teenage girl. Picture Peter WalshCar park of British Red Cross, Norwich Road, Wymondham where a police van and police forensic van were parked following death of teenage girl. Picture Peter Walsh

Police officers were called to Norwich Road at 3.14am on Wednesday (October 4) to reports of a 17-year-old in cardiac arrest.

She was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where she later died.

The girl has not been named although is understood to be Stephanie Payne from Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

People in the town said they had seen a police van and forensic van in the car park of the Red Cross charity on Norwich Road on Wednesday morning, although no-one knew why they had been there.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) confirmed they had been called to the incident.

He said they were called to Norwich Road, Wymondham, at just before 2.20am on October 4 to a report of a teenager who was unconscious.

An ambulance crew, rapid response vehicle, and ambulance officer were dispatched.

The spokesman they treated the patient who was taken to the N&N in a serious condition.

• A man in his late teens and a man in his 20s, both from the Wymondham area, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

They have been released from custody but remain under police investigation while enquiries continue.

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