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15th Feb 2023

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”.


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.”