Another body of a young person has been found in the Bridgend area.

The girl was named locally as 16-year-old Jenna Parry, who was from the village of Cefn Cribwr, around five miles from Bridgend.

Her body was found early this morning in a woodland area by a man walking his dog across the village common.

The discovery came ahead of a briefing this afternoon by South Wales Police about the number of suspected suicides in the county over the past year.

The death in Cefn Cribwr is the 17th suspected suicide of a young person in the Bridgend county area.

Last week, two cousins, aged 15 and 20, both from Bridgend, died within two days of each other.

Police have insisted there is no evidence of a link to the other deaths.

South Wales Police are conducting a review of other suspected suicides in the area and say they will make a "significant announcement" about it at the briefing at 1530 GMT.

Police said the parents of Nathaniel Pritchard, 15, who died in hospital last week, will be present to read a statement.

His cousin Kelly Stephenson, 20, also from Cefn Glas in Bridgend, was found dead while on holiday the following day.

Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon will also be at the briefing.

Local assembly member Carwyn Jones, in advance of the briefing, welcomed the launch of a suicide prevention strategy for the Bridgend area.

Mr Jones said it had "taken a great deal of hard work and effort to prepare, will be of tremendous value and support to professionals in Bridgend".

Last week, Mr Jones said the suspected suicides were spread county-wide, across a 130,000 population and seemed to be unrelated.