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Woking Child Murder – Cause of Death Still to Be Established

Published on: 17 Aug, 2023
Updated on: 20 Aug, 2023

By Martin Giles

Police officers who found the body of a ten-year-old girl in Horsell, Woking have been offered support and counselling as part of Surrey Police’s normal duty of care to their staff.

Despite completion of a post-mortem, the cause of death has yet to be established.

See: Woking Child Murder Investigation – Police Issue Update

Investigators remain cautious about the information that is released for fear of compromising any line of inquiry and securing convictions.

Three people the police wish to speak to are believed to have left the UK and the need for international cooperation adds another sensitivity. A police spokesperson said today: “These three people are known to the victim, and we are not looking to identify anyone else in connection with our investigation.

“We are continuing to work with partner agencies, including international authorities, to locate them.”

The police are also researching the family links of the victim who has been named in press reports as Sara Sharif.

The spokesperson continued: “The post-mortem examination took place on Tuesday afternoon (15 August), and we can confirm that following the post-mortem examination, the cause of death is still to be established and further tests will need to be carried out.

“No arrests have been made at this time.

“Officers will continue to remain at the scene over the coming weeks. This is an incredibly tragic situation and the welfare of officers and staff involved continues to be supported.”


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Responses to Woking Child Murder – Cause of Death Still to Be Established

  1. Keith Francis Reply

    August 18, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    How could three adults manage to so hastily buy and use airline tickets for themselves and five children who were presumably on their passports and went with them knowing what they had done to poor Sara Sharif a sixth child leaving her behind?

    This unfortunate case concerns me greatly and it raises so many questions that need answers in the UK as well as from the destination country [no known to be Pakistan]. Don’t our airport and airline regulations fulfil what they are meant to do any more?

    Editor’s response: In common with most if not all other countries, The United Kindom and Pakistan require separate passports for children. They can no longer be added to the passport of an adult.

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