Teenager charged with murder of 7-year-old girl in York

A 15-year-old girl has been remanded into secure accommodation after being charged with the murder of a 7-year-old Katie Rough in York.

Police were called to Alness Drive in the Woodthorpe area, on Monday, where they found the victim with life-threatening injuries. She was taken to hospital, and died later.

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Girl, 15, pleads not guilty to murder of Katie Rough

Katie Rough

A 15-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty to the murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough from York.

She appeared via video link before a judge at Leeds Crown Court. Her trial is scheduled to start in July.

Katie was found with severe injuries in a field near her home in Alness Drive last month and died a short time later in hospital. Her funeral was held on Monday at York Minister, conducted by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

Police seal off area where Katie was found

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Fundraising page for Katie Rough's family edges closer to target

More than £8,500 has been pledged by well-wishers on a page set up to raise money for the family of Katie Rough.

Credit: gofundme

The seven-year-old died in hospital after being found with life-threatening injuries in the Woodthorpe area of York on Monday.

A 15-year-old girl has been charged with her murder, and possession of an offensive weapon.

A target of £10,000 has been set on the gofundme page started by Maggie Jackson.

Politicians express condolences to family of Katie Rough

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his condolences to the family of Katie Rough, who died in York on Monday.

Speaking in the House of Commons, he said:

"I'm sure the whole House will join in heartfelt condolences to the family and friends (following) the tragic death of seven-year-old Katie Rough in York earlier this week.

I think it's right we send condolences to her family."

– Jeremy Corbyn, Labour party leader

Prime Minister Theresa May added her condolences to the family:

"I also join you in expressing condolences to the family and friends of little Katie, who died so tragically."

– Theresa May

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Grandparents of Katie Rough arrive at court where teenager due to appear charged with murder

outside York Magistrates Court where a teenager is due to appear charged with the murder of the seven-year-old Credit: Press Association

The grandparents of Katie Rough have arrived at York Magistrates Court, where a teenager is due to appear charged with the murder of the 7-year-old who was found seriously injured on a playing field.

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