Police confirm body found in River Calder was missing Halifax schoolgirl Ursula Keogh

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Police have confirmed that a girl found dead in the River Calder yesterday was missing Halifax girl Ursula Keogh.

West Yorkshire Police said last night that search teams had found the body of a girl in the water at Paris Gates.

Ursula's family had been told about the discovery, but a formal identification was yet to take place.

The schoolgirl had been reported missing at around 3.45pm that afternoon and a public appeal for information on her whereabouts was issued a few hours later.

Giving an update today on the investigation, a police spokesman said: "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."