A vigil will be held in Glasgow’s George Square later this week in memory of a transgender girl who was fatally stabbed in England.
Emergency services were called to Linear Park in Culcheth by members of the public at around 3.13pm on Saturday, after a seriously wounded person was found.
Brianna Ghey, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A boy and girl, both aged 15, have since been arrested following Ms Ghey’s death and are currently in custody, Cheshire police have said.
Glaswegians on social media have planned a vigil in memory of the young girl, who was “looking forward to taking her exams this year and beginning her journey into the adult world” according to a fundraiser for her family.
This will take place in George Square at 7pm on Thursday, February 16.
In a statement, the Ms Ghey’s family said: “Brianna was a much-loved daughter, granddaughter, and baby sister.
“She was a larger-than-life character who would leave a lasting impression on all that met her. Brianna was beautiful, witty and hilarious. Brianna was strong, fearless and one of a kind.
“The loss of her young life has left a massive hole in our family, and we know that the teachers and her friends who were involved in her life will feel the same.
“We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support during this extremely difficult time.
“We would like to thank the police for their support, and witnesses for helping with the investigation. The continuation of respect for privacy is greatly appreciated.”
Detective Ch Supt Mike Evans said earlier: “At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that the circumstances surrounding Brianna’s death are hate related.”
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