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Boy And Girl Charged With Murder Over Fatal Stabbing Of Teenager

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Two teenagers have been charged with murder over the death of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey.

A 15-year-old girl from Warrington and a 15-year-old boy from Leigh had been arrested after the transgender teen’s death.

Police have now confirmed they have both been charged.

Brianna was found with serious injuries on a pathway by members of the public in Linear Park in Culcheth, Cheshire, on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called but Brianna, from Birchwood in Warrington, died at the scene.

On Tuesday evening people gathered for candlelit vigils at St George’s Hall in Liverpool and at College Green in Bristol.

More vigils are due to be held across the country in the coming days.

The charges come after Brianna’s family paid tribute, describing her as a “larger-than-life character who would leave a lasting impression on all that met her”.

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Brianna’s friends ‘sick and in disbelief’ In a statement, the family said: “Brianna was beautiful, witty, and hilarious. Brianna was strong, fearless, and one of a kind.

“The loss of her young life has left a massive hole in our family, and we know that the teachers and her friends who were involved in her life will feel the same.

“We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this extremely difficult time.”

Emma Mills, headteacher at Brianna’s school Birchwood Community High School, said: “We are shocked and truly devastated to hear of the death of Brianna.

“This is understandably a very difficult and distressing time for many, and we will do our utmost to support our pupils and wider school community.”