Man charged with teen's murder

Police in Blackpool have charged a man with murdering a 16-year-old girl in the town. Sasha Marsden's body was found in a back alley in South Shore on Thursday. David Minto, 22, was charged with her murder.

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Man denies murdering teenage girl in Blackpool

Sasha Marsden
Sasha Marsden Credit: Lancashire Police

A man accused of murdering of sixteen years old Sasha Marsden in Blackpool has today denied the charge against him.

David Minto, aged twenty two, of Kirby Road in the resort, appeared at Preston Crown Court this morning via a video link with Manchester Prison.

He pleaded not guilty to murdering Sasha on January 31st this year.

Her body had been found in an alleyway behind Kirby Road, Blackpool.

A trial date has already been fixed for July 15th, with the case due to last around two weeks.

Minto was remanded in custody by Judge Anthony Russell QC following the hearing.

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Family pay tribute to teenager killed in Blackpool

Floral tributes laid for Sasha Marsden Credit: Amy Welch

The family of a teenager killed in Blackpool have paid tribute to her.

Sasha Marsden's body was found in a back alley in South Shore on Thursday.

Sasha's mother and father leave a tribute for their daughter Credit: Amy Welch

David Minto, 22, was charged with her murder on Sunday evening.

Family members gather to pay their repects Credit: Amy Welch
Tributes for Sasha Marsden Credit: Amy Welch

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