South West Wales

Inquiry into death of Olchfa pupil in Swansea continues

Sign outside Olchfa Comprehensive School in Swansea
Image caption Officers were called to an area near the school on Thursday morning

An investigation into the sudden death of a teenager in Swansea on Thursday is continuing.

The teenager, whose body was found in woods near Hendrefoilan student village, has been named locally as Olchfa school pupil James Lock, 15.

South Wales Police said his death is being treated as unexplained.

Meanwhile, officers have issued a warning following complaints about "grossly offensive" comments that have been posted on social media.

Det Insp Darren George, of Swansea CID, said an investigation had found the offensive comments posted online may not be from the local area.

'Distressing time'

He said: "Several reports have been received from members of the public who are concerned at the grossly offensive nature of these comments.

"I would like to take this opportunity to remind people of their responsibilities to keep comments on social media within the law.

"Also, offensive posts can cause great distress and harm to those individuals and families who are targeted at very distressing times in their lives."

Police were called to an area in Sketty near Olchfa Comprehensive School, where James, from Dunvant, was a pupil, at 09:30 BST on Thursday.

Family liaison officers are supporting the teenager's relatives.

The school closed early on Friday as a mark of respect.

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