A teenage boy will today be sentenced for murdering schoolgirl Ellie Gould.

Ellie was tragically stabbed to death in her family home in Calne, Wiltshite on May third by Thomas Griffiths who is aged 18.

Wiltshire Police arrested Griffiths a short time after Ellie’s body was discovered at about 3.15pm.

Griffiths had attacked and stabbed Ellie to death while he was aged just 17 years old.

Ellie was an A-Level student at Hardenhuish School in Chippenham, Griffiths had pleaded guilty to a charge of murder when he appeared at Bristol Crown Court in August.

Judge Peter Blair QC, the Recorder of Bristol, lifted reporting restrictions that prevented the media from identifying Griffiths.

He said the teenager, who will be sentenced on Friday morning, had committed an “extremely grave crime”.

Wiltshire Police previously said Griffiths, of Derry Hill, Wiltshire, murdered Ellie in a violent attack.

Officers were able to quickly identify and arrest Griffiths after Ellie’s body was discovered.

The teenager initially denied having seen Ellie that day, or in the days before her death.

 

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