Linda Lietaviete death: Man faces murder charge

Linda Lietaviete
Image caption Linda Lietaviete's body was found by paramedics near a flyover

A man has appeared before magistrates following the discovery of a teenager's body in Bournemouth.

Alvin Santos, 25, from Bournemouth, was charged with the murder of 16-year-old Linda Lietaviete.

Her body was found by a team of paramedics near the flyover at Horseshoe Common at around 00:20 GMT on Friday.

Mr Santos was remanded in custody by Bournemouth magistrates to appear at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

'Deeply shocked'

The 16-year-old, who was originally from Latvia, was a business administration student at Bournemouth and Poole College.

In a statement, the college said she was "very popular" and a "joy to teach".

It said staff and students had been "deeply shocked" and her classmates were "devastated".

Ben Parnell, executive principal at Glenmoor School in Bournemouth where Linda was a former student, said staff were "deeply saddened" by her death.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda's family at this terrible time," he said.

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