Candle vigils planned across UK for stabbed trans girl Brianna Ghey

Many in the LGBTQ+ community are mourning the death of Brianna Ghey, a trans girl who was stabbed to death in Warrington.

More than 30 vigils will be held across Britain in memory of the 16-year-old, who was found by members of the public in Linear Park, in Culcheth, on Saturday.

Cheshire Police have confirmed they are investigating whether her killing was a hate crime, alongside other lines of inquiry.

A boy and a girl, both aged 15, were arrested on suspicion of her murder, and detectives have been granted an extension of 30 hours to further question them

Vigils have been planned planned for this evening in Liverpool and Bristol, with others expected over the comings days in Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds.

Additional events are planned in Aberdeen, Reading, Plymouth, Brighton, Belfast and York.

Activists also plan to gather outside the Department for Education in London on Wednesday to ‘hold the government responsible for their abhorrent attacks on trans youth to deliberately create trans-hostile environment’.

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‘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.’

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