Girl, 17, found beaten to death

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A teenage girl sexually assaulted and beaten to death was the victim of a frenzied attack that would have left her killer heavily bloodstained, police said yesterday.

The body of Cara Hepworth, 17, who was studying for A-levels at Oldbury Manor School, Maidstone, Kent, was found in the garden of a house on the outskirts of the town on Saturday morning. She had died from multiple injuries.

Police said she left friends at a pub in the town centre at 11pm on Friday and was later seen with a youth. A man was last night helping with inquiries.