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Police have this morning charged a 15-year-old girl with the murder of a 7 year old girl.

Katie Rough had her throat slit and was stabbed to death in a playing field.

Katie has been described as a shy but sweet girl. Katie’s mum fought to save her life as she laid dying on the ground. She broke down in tears and fought in vain to save her life.

Alison Rough aged 38 was alerted to the incident within the rural location and rushed just under a mile from her semi-detached house in Woodthorpe.

When she arrived she discovered her young daughter lying there in a playing field after the attack. It is believed she was stabbed twice Detectives are investigating the circumstances of Katie’s death and have now charged a teenage girl with murder Possession of an Offensive Weapon.

The 15 year old girl is due to appear at York Magistrates Court at 10am on Wednesday 11 January 2017.

North Yorkshire police are continuing their appeal for anyone who may have witnessed who were in the area of Morrell Court, Belhouse Way, Osprey Close and Alness Drive between 3 pm and 5 pm on Monday 9 January 2017, and may have seen two girls, one aged 15-years-old and the other 7-years-old, to get in touch.

If you have any information that could assist the investigation please dial 101, select option 1, speak to the Force Control Room and ask to be put through to the Cleveland North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team.

Please use reference number 12170004685 when passing on any information.
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