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Two men charged with manslaughter of Megan Bannister

Miss Bannister was found on the back seat of a black Vauxhall Astra. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Two men have been charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of 16-year-old Megan Bannister.

Jason Burder, 28, of Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, and 27-year-old Adam King, of Waltham Avenue, Leicester, will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday).

The two men were arrested following the discovery of her body on the back seat of a black Vauxhall Astra.

She was found following a collision between the vehicle and a motorbike, in Desford Road, Enderby, at around 11.45am on Sunday.


Murder investigation launched following Leicester incident

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Leicestershire Police has confirmed a man has died after being found seriously injured on St Matthews Way near to the junction with Wharf Street North, this afternoon.

The victim was taken to hospital where he later died. Detectives are working to establish if he sustained his injuries during in the street or elsewhere and are appealing for the public to help. DCI David Swift-Rollinson said:

“Our investigation is in the early stages but we know from initial enquiries that there were people in the street just before emergency services arrived. If you were there and saw what happened, or saw the victim after he had sustained his injuries, we want to hear from you. Officers will be conducting house to house enquiries in the area, and trawling CCTV, in order to piece together the wider circumstances. If you live in the street and have private CCTV please contact officers from the investigation team. We also want to hear from business owners, delivery drivers and members of the public with dashboard cameras who were in the street at this time”

– DCI David Swift-Rollinson.

A cordon is currently in place in St Matthews Way.

Family of Leicestershire school girl found dead in car release statement

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The family of a 16-year-old schoolgirl found dead in a car in Leicestershire have released the following statement:

"Megan was our beautiful, talented, loving daughter and sister, and our hearts have been utterly broken by her death. The thought of life without Megan is impossible to imagine, and we cannot adequately express in words the sense of numbness and overwhelming grief we feel at her loss.

“She was bright, clever, and a responsible person who loved her family and her many friends. She had a strong self-will and had set her heart on training to becoming a midwife. Knowing how confident and determined she was, we have no doubt she would have realised that dream. As a family, we are doing our best to support one another at this harrowing time, and would respectfully ask that we are left alone to grieve in private without intrusion.“

Megan's body was discovered on the back seat of a black Vauxhall Astra, after a collision between a vehicle and a motorbike, in Desford Road, Enderby, at around 11.45am yesterday.

Further tests are being carried out to confirm how she died, but police say her death is not believed to have been as a result of the crash.

Two men from Leicester are being questioned on suspicion of murder, they are aged 27 and 28.

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