Two teenagers charged with murder over death of Brianna Ghey
Two 15-year-olds have been arrested following the village park killing
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's body was discovered in Linear Park, Culcheth on Saturday afternoon.
Warrington Police said on Tuesday that all lines of inquiry were "being explored", including hate crime.
A statement from the force urged people to "please continue to avoid speculation online and be wary of sharing misinformation".
Please continue to avoid speculation online and be wary of sharing misinformation relating to this case.
This update on our website - https://t.co/kfL1ktgRmG
Our current appeal - https://t.co/uOgxPbXQRa (2/2)
— Warrington Police (@PoliceWarr) February 14, 2023
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.
In a tribute issued after Brianna’s death on behalf of her family, they said the teenager was a “much-loved daughter, granddaughter, and baby sister”.
The statement continued: “She was a larger-than-life character who would leave a lasting impression on all that met her.
“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.”
A statement from the family of Brianna Ghey. May her memory forever be a blessing ❤️
Please continue to come forward with any information that may assist the police, and avoid online speculation which will be distressing to Brianna's grieving friends and family. pic.twitter.com/64g37ddZlB
— Charlotte Nichols (@charlotte2153) February 13, 2023