Boy and girl, both 15, are charged with the murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Brianna Ghey
Two 15-year-olds have been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, who was found stabbed to death in a Warrington park.
Yesterday it was confirmed by Cheshire Constabulary that the police investigating the murder have been granted an extra 30 hours to question the two suspects.
Officers also confirmed they are “following all lines of investigation, including whether this is a hate crime.”
The trans schoolgirl, who was described as “fearless” by her devastated family, was found dead in a park in Warrington on Saturday.
Police previously confirmed that her murder was believed to be a “directed assault”.
A series of vigils were held in Warrington and Bristol on Tuesday night to commemorate the teenager.
Many members of the LGBT+ community attended to mourn the loss of Brianna, many bringing pride and transgender flags and holding signs such as “Rest in Power” and “Rest in Love”.
The Warrington vigil was organized by Brianna’s friends to remember her and show their support just hours after police said they could not rule out her murder was a hate crime.
Crowds gathered outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool last night for a vigil for Brianna Ghey
Many also attended a candlelight vigil in Bristol to mourn the death of the transgender teenager
Crowds also gathered in Bristol city center to commemorate Brianna just days after her death.
Mourners on College Green in the city played music and laid down photos of the 16-year-old at the vigil.
Vigils organized by members of the transgender community are also set to take place in cities including London, Glasgow, Leeds and Belfast in the coming days.
Brianna’s death has caused a wave of grief among family and friends.
It was previously revealed that the schoolgirl had allegedly been tormented by a gang of bullies at her school over her transgender discipline and that her father had complained about it.
Brianna was found by members of the public lying wounded on a path in Linear Park, Culcheth at around 3.13pm and tragically died a short time later.
Yesterday police said they were given a 30-hour extension to question the two teenagers arrested on suspicion of their murder.
In recent days, devastated classmates and fellow students at Birchwood Community High School have been seen laying flowers and tributes for them near where they were found.
It is believed that in the past she had been attacked by a gang of school children, pulled down by her backpack in a move dubbed a ‘seat belt’ and had bottles thrown at her.
There is no indication at this time that these events are connected to her murder.
Damian Harry, whose 15-year-old daughter was in Brianna’s class and was friends with her, told MailOnline his daughter was “distraught” at her loss.
“My daughter is devastated by Brianna’s death. She is so upset and threw up because of the trauma.
Emma Mills, the school’s principal, told The Sun the Birchwood community was “shocked and truly devastated” by Brianna’s death.
“This is understandably a very difficult and stressful time for many and we will do our utmost to support our students and the wider school community,” Ms Mills said.
MailOnline has reached out to her school for comment.
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