Police Looking For Missing Halifax Girl Find Body

23 January 2018, 14:31

Ursula Keogh

Police looking for a missing 11-year-old schoolgirl have found a body in a river.

Earlier on Monday officers started an appeal to find Ursula Keogh, from Halifax, who was last seen at around 3.30pm dressed in her school uniform.

Following the discovery of a body in the River Calder at Paris Gates in Halifax yesterday police can confirm that 11-year-old Ursula Keogh was found deceased.

Police are working to establish the full circumstances and will prepare a file for the coroner.

Her family are being supported by specialist officers and have requested for privacy at this extremely difficult time.

A statement from Lightcliffe Academy says:

'It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Ursula Keogh, who sadly died yesterday evening, was a student at Lightcliffe Academy. Ursula only joined us in September 2017 and had just begun to find her way around her new school and establish herself as friendly member of our community.

'The school has been open as usual today to support our students. We have held special assemblies for the whole school this morning and specialist counsellors and bereavement workers have been in school to support students and staff and will be available as needed.

'The thoughts and prayers of our school and the Abbey Multi Academy Trust are with Ursula's family and friends at this very difficult time.'