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Watch: Residents shocked and upset after 10-year-old girl found dead at Rowley Regis home

Residents on Robin Close in Rowley Regis are dealing with the news that a 10-year-old girl was found dead at a house on their street.

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A police presence has been visible since the discovery of the girl

The scene was sombre on Tuesday, just one day after the youngster was found with injuries at midday.

The child was later confirmed as dead at the scene and a 33-year-old woman was arrested and taken into custody for questioning, where she currently remains while investigations continue.

Having been a hive of activity the day before, with police and emergency service crews throughout Robin Close, the street was a much quieter place on Tuesday morning, with a police car and two officers at the scene behind a police cordon.

There was also a police blue tent next to one of the houses on the road, offering a grim reminder of what had happened, while a number of tributes were being left on the street next to the cordon, including several unicorn toys.

Tributes were being left at the scene

A few people were seen walking up with children to lay tributes, while local people could be seen taking together about the scene.

One resident, who didn't want to be named, said she had first heard what was going on when she was alerted by a phone call.

Robin Close remained closed off nearly a day after the child was found