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11th Jan 2017

15-year-old charged with the murder of 7-year-old Katie Rough

The details of this case are absolutely horrifying.

Cathy Donohue

A 15-year-old girl has been charged with the murder of Katie Rough (7) and will appear in court later this morning.

The Guardian reports that the teenager has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

According to reports, Katie was found lying in a playing field near the Woodthorpe area of York at around 4:30 pm on Monday evening.

She was rushed to hospital with serious injuries but passed away a short time later.

A statement issued by North Yorkshire police reads:

“The investigation into Katie’s death is ongoing.

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