Police have named the young girl who sadly died in York yesterday evening (Monday 9 January 2017), as seven year old Katie Rough.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “The 15-year-old girl arrested in connection with the death of seven year old Katie Rough, has tonight been charged with Murder and Possession of an Offensive Weapon.
“The 15-year-old girl is due to appear at York Magistrates Court at 10am on Wednesday 11 January 2017.
“Katie’s family are devastated by this tragic event and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this extremely distressing time.
“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 7-years-old, to get in touch.
“If you have any information that could assist the investigation please call North Yorkshire Police on 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 quote reference number 12170004685 when passing on any information.