A teenager has been remanded into secure accommodation in England after being charged with the murder of a seven-year-old girl.

The 15-year-old girl was arrested after the death of Katie Rough in the Woodthorpe area of York on Monday.

She was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon - a knife.

Katie, who was described as a "kind and thoughtful child", was found on a track after police were called to a nearby address.

The court heard she had injuries to her neck and chest.

Witnesses described how Katie's mother, named locally as Alison Rough, fell to her knees in the street, crying and pleading for help after her daughter was injured.

Tracey Ralph, Katie's headteacher at Westfield Primary School, said her death was a "terrible loss".

"Katie was a kind and thoughtful child who was well liked by both pupils and staff," she added.

The area where Katie was found, about a kilometre from the family home, was cordoned off yesterday while forensic officers examined the scene and mourners laid flowers in the street.