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Leonne Weeks death: Woman bailed over Dinnington stabbing

Leonne Weeks Image copyright Leonne Weeks
Image caption The dead girl has been named as Leonne Jade Weeks by police

A woman arrested after a 16-year-old girl was found stabbed to death on a path near Rotherham has been bailed.

The body of Leonne Weeks was discovered just off Lordens Hill, in Dinnington, on Monday at 11:00 GMT.

South Yorkshire Police said a post-mortem examination revealed she had died from multiple stab wounds.

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

An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

On Thursday afternoon South Yorkshire Police said they had been granted an extra 24 hours to quiz the man.

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