Teenage Girl charged with the murder of 7-year-old Katie

15 year old girl is due to appear at York Magistrates Court.

Seven year old Katie Rough who died after being found on playing field with life-threatening injuries

The 15-year-old girl arrested in connection with the death of seven-year-old Katie Rough has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

She is due to appear at York Magistrates Court at 10am on Wednesday 11 January 2017.

Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the area of Morrell Court, Belhouse Way, Osprey Close and Alness Drive between 3pm and 5pm on Monday 9 January 2017, and may have seen two girls, one aged 15 years old and the other seven years old, to get in touch.

If you have any information that could assist the investigation please dial 101, select option 1, speak to the Force Control Room and ask to be put through to the Cleveland & North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team.

Please use reference number 12170004685 when passing on any information.

Katie’s family are devastated by this tragic event and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this extremely distressing time.


Onlookers Driffield

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