Girl killed after evening at club

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A "BRIGHT, vivacious" public school girl was murdered after enjoying an evening out at a nightclub with friends, police said yesterday.

The body of Ashley Robinson, 17, a pupil at Millfield School in Somerset, was found in an alleyway in Guildford, Surrey, on Tuesday morning. She had been staying with friends and had been out celebrating a friend's birthday at Cinderella's nightclub in Guildford, but became separated from the group.

Her naked body was found in the alleyway opposite Guildford Civic Centre. Detective Superintendent John Beavis, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "She went outside the club and from that moment we're not sure of her whereabouts." She was caught on surveillance cameras talking to a man outside the club, then disappeared.

A 29-year-old man was being questioned by police in connection with the killing.

Det Supt Beavis said it was a tragedy that "such a young, vivacious lady has been taken so early in her life". He described Ashley as 5ft 7in tall, with dark brown shoulder- length hair shaped in a bob. She was wearing a short black dress and knee-length boots with platform soles. He appealed for witnesses who had been in the area of Cinderella's on Monday night or early on Tuesday morning to come forward with information.