A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a girl was found in a home in Woking.

The 10-year-old, who has been named locally as Sara Sharif, was discovered in Hammond Road at 2.50am on August 10.

Officers are looking to question three people over Sara’s murder who were all known to her.

Police believe the trio left the country on August 9, a day before Sara’s body was discovered.

It was revealed that no other people were present at the property when Sara’s body was found.

A post-mortem examination was due to take place on yesterday (August 15) and formal identification of the girl is yet to take place.

Her mother, Olga Sharif has since said her “life will never be the same”, as reported by the Sun. 

In a tribute to her only daughter, the 36-year-old said: “Sara was so beautiful. I can’t believe she’s dead.

“My life will never be the same again. Sara should be with me right now.

"She was too young.

“Sara was an amazing child.”

Last week, there was a heavy police presence at the semi-detached property on Hammond Road and neighbours told the PA news agency that a Pakistani family with six “very young” children had moved into the house in April.

Surrey Police, which did not give any further information about the victim or the three people, said officers are still at the address and that no arrests have yet been made.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said: “Inquires are ongoing to locate the three identified people we would like to speak to in connection with our investigation into the death of a 10-year-old girl in Woking.

“Detectives have confirmed that no other people were present at the address when they attended in the early hours of Thursday morning.

“The three people they would like to speak to were known to the victim.”