Teen appears in court in Leeds charged with teacher's murder

Thursday 01 May 2014 19.05
Ann Maguire died from multiple stab wounds after she was attacked
Ann Maguire died from multiple stab wounds after she was attacked

A 15-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after appearing at Leeds Youth Court this morning, charged with murdering a teacher who was stabbed at a school in the city on Monday.

Ann Maguire, who was 61, died from multiple stab wounds in front of her pupils after she was attacked at Corpus Christi Catholic College.

She had worked at the school for 40 years and had been due to retire later this year.

Ms Maguire's husband and daughters were present in court today.

Her husband Donald Maguire stared straight at the youth as he was led into the glass-fronted dock.

Mr Maguire clutched the hands of his daughters, Emma and Kerry, throughout the two-minute hearing in the packed courtroom.

The defendant, whose right arm was in plaster, nodded to his own parents as he walked into court.

He spoke four times to say "yes" to questions from the clerk.

The boy, who was wearing a navy-blue sweatshirt and tracksuit bottoms, was flanked by three security officers.

The court clerk asked him if he understood the murder charge and to confirm personal details including his date of birth and address.

The judge told him he will be remanded in youth detention and will appear at Leeds Crown Court tomorrow morning by video-link.

He said no application for bail was allowed at this hearing.