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Inquest opens into death of transgender teenager Brianna Ghey

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An inquest into the death of transgender teenager Brianna Ghey has been opened and adjourned. The 16-year-old from Birchwood, Warrington, was found with fatal stab wounds on a path in Culcheth Linear Park on the afternoon of February 11.

A boy and a girl, both aged 15, have been charged with murder and are due to go on trial at Liverpool Crown Court on July 10.

Neither accused can be named because of their age. At a brief two-minute hearing at Warrington Coroner’s Court, Jacqueline Devonish, senior coroner for Cheshire, opened and adjourned the inquest into Brianna’s death until after the trial and set a date for a pre-inquest hearing on August 17. READ MORE Driver's fury as council rakes in almost £1 MILLION in fines from 'bus gate' in just eight months Detective Inspector Nigel Parr, the senior investigating officer for the incident from Cheshire Police told the court: “The investigation is a murder investigation and two individuals have been charged with the murder of Brianna.” He confirmed the teenager had been found 'unresponsive' by members of the public in the park and paramedics attended and confirmed the date of death.

Brianna’s identity was confirmed by her mother Esther, the hearing was told. A post-mortem examination was carried out at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, results of which were given at the hearing on Tuesday.

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