'Offensive' Facebook post arrest after Swansea death

Sign outside Olchfa Comprehensive School in Swansea The school closed early on Friday as a mark of respect

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A 17-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of making a "grossly offensive" comment on Facebook after the sudden death of a boy in Swansea.

The girl from south Wales was questioned on Saturday before being released on police bail.

The teenage boy, whose body was found in woods near Hendrefoilan student village, has been named locally as Olchfa school pupil James Lock, 15.

His body was found on Thursday and his death is being treated as unexplained.

South Wales Police said they were not looking for anybody else in connection with the Facebook allegation.

In a statement, they added: "The public are reminded about their responsibilities to keep comments on social media within the law.

"Offensive posts can cause great distress and harm to those individuals and families who are targeted at very distressing times in their lives."

Police were called to a wooded area in Sketty near Olchfa Comprehensive School and Swansea University's Hendrefoilan student village, at 09:30 BST on Thursday.

The school closed early on Friday as a mark of respect to pupil James, who was from Dunvant.

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