BREAKING: Police charge girl, 15, with murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough

BREAKING: Police charge girl, 15, with murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough
  1. BREAKING: Police charge girl, 15, with murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough
    A 15-year-old girl has been charged with the murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough, who was found with her throat slit in a field near her York home on…


Police have charged a girl, 15, in connection with Katie Rough's murder

The primary school pupil's body was found by police at 4.30pm in a field behind a row of houses on Alness Drive, in Woodthorpe, on Monday but Katie died shortly after.

Police have now confirmed a 15-year-old girl has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Tragically, Katie had been a bridesmaid at her parents’ wedding just a few weeks before her death.

Horrified residents claim Katie’s mum Alison fell to her knees after finding out about her daughter's death and screamed: “No, no, my little girl."

The 15-year-old suspect is now being quizzed by detective and will appear at York Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning.

According to a neighbour, whose partner works at York District Hospital, Katie was allegedly “stabbed twice”.


Katie Rough has been a bridesmaid at her parents' wedding just weeks before her death


Katie's parents Alison and Paul tied the know on December 28

The neighbour, who did not wish to be named, told The Sun: “My partner was told by the nurse that treated her that she was stabbed twice.”

The woman added: “It’s really sad and not something you expect around here because it is a nice area.”

A distraught relative said: “Katie was a lovely bonny little girl. The family is all together. We just…

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