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A 15-year-old girl has appeared at York Magistrates charged with the murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough.

The defendant was represented by her solicitor who spoke on her behalf to confirm her name and address during an eight-minute hearing.

Two security guards and a youth offending team manager stood near the teenager who remained silent and stared straight ahead emotionless during an appearance.

The girl who cannot be named for legal reasons was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon.

She was remanded into secure accommodation with the case adjourned until Friday where she will appear before Leeds Crown Court.

 

Murdered: Katie Rough aged 7 Stabbed to death by girl aged 15

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