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Officer bailed over model killing

Amy Leigh Barnes
Amy Leigh Barnes was taken to hospital with stab wounds

A West Midlands police officer arrested after the murder of a teenage model has been released on bail.

Amy Leigh Barnes, 19, was found stabbed at her home in Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester, on Saturday. She was taken to hospital but later died.

Ricardo Morrison, 21, originally from Birmingham, has been charged with her murder and remanded in custody.

A 49-year-old woman officer arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has now been bailed until 6 January.

She serves with the West Midlands force.

A post-mortem examination concluded that Ms Barnes died as a result of stab wounds.

She had modelled for Cosmopolitan and Nuts Magazine and had appeared in Channel 4 teen soap, Hollyoaks.

More than 2,500 people have joined a Facebook group in tribute to the model and actress.



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