Candlelit vigils to be held across Scotland after Brianna Ghey murder

Mourners will gather in Glasgow on Thursday, Edinburgh on Friday and Aberdeen on Saturday.

Candlelit vigils to be held in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen after Brianna Ghey murder GoFundMe

Vigils are scheduled to be held across Scotland this week in memory of Brianna Ghey, who was fatally stabbed in Warrington.

Ms Ghey, 16, was stabbed in Linear Park, Culcheth, before being found wounded by members of the public at around 3.13pm on Saturday.

She was a transgender girl, and news of her death sparked outrage across the LGBT community.

Police have said “all lines of enquiry are being explored, including whether this was a hate crime”.

Numerous candlelit vigils have been planned in her memory, including ones in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

On Thursday, February 16, mourners will gather at Glasgow’s George Square at 7pm.

Following this, people will gather at Edinburgh’s Bristo Square on Friday at 12pm, to pay tribute to the teenager.

And in Aberdeen, a candlelit vigil will take place at Marischal College, Broad Street in Aberdeen at 5pm on Saturday, February 18.

Two teenagers have been charged with Ms Ghey's murder. Cheshire Constabulary

Elsewhere, events will take place in Manchester, Liverpool, London, Belfast, Dublin, Leeds, Cardiff, and Derry.

A GoFundMe crowdfunding page set up to help Brianna’s family surpassed £67,000 in donations just one day after it was set up.

The headteacher at Brianna’s school, Birchwood Community High School, said they were “shocked and truly devastated” by her death.

A boy and a girl, both aged 15, have been charged with her murder.

The pair, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via videolink on Thursday.

The girl’s parents and the boy’s mother were in the public gallery for the hearing, which lasted just under half an hour, and both mothers appeared tearful.

Judge David Aubrey KC fixed a trial date for July 10, with the case expected to last about three weeks.

He remanded them both into youth detention accommodation ahead of a plea and trial preparation hearing on May 2.

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