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Leonne Weeks: Man charged with murder of 16-year-old

Leonne Weeks Image copyright Leonne Weeks
Image caption A post-mortem examination found Leonne Weeks died as a result of multiple stab wounds

A man has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks whose body was found on a path near Rotherham.

Leonne's body was discovered on a pathway off Lordens Hill, in Dinnington, on Monday at 10:55 GMT.

A post-mortem examination found she died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Shea Peter Heeley, 18, of Doe Quarry Lane, Dinnington, is due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

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Image caption Leonne Weeks' body was found on a pathway off Lordens Hill, Dinnington, on Monday

Det Ch Insp Martin Tate, of South Yorkshire Police, said the force was still appealing for witnesses "particularly anyone who was in Dinnington on the evening of Sunday 15 January, into the following morning and who saw or heard anything suspicious".

A 26-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender was released on Wednesday night pending further inquiries.

Image caption Floral tributes were left in memory of the teenager near to where her body was found

Following her death, Leonne's family said: "We are devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter and sister Leonne.

"She was very much loved and will be missed by all of us."

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