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CrimeTeens who murdered Brianna Ghey named

Teens who murdered Brianna Ghey named

Two teenagers who murdered Brianna Ghey have been named for the first time before sentencing this afternoon.

A judge lifting reporting restrictions to allow killers Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, (both 16) to be named.

They were just 15 when they lured Brianna to Linear Park in Culcheth, near Warrington, where she was stabbed 28 times in her head, neck and back with a hunting knife on February 11, 2023.

Manchester Crown Court heard that since her conviction, Jenkinson had admitted taking part in the stabbing of transgender girl, Brianna (16) and had found it “exciting.

The trial also heard how the teens were obsessed with violence, torture and death, and exchanged  texts and WhatsApp messages discussing their plans to kill.

Jenkinson watched torture and murder videos on the dark web, called herself a “Satanist” and talked of her fascination with serial killers.

She and Ratcliffe were arrested within 24 hours of Brianna’s body being found by walkers.

A knife and blood-soaked clothes were found in Ratcliffe’s bedroom.

The pair are to be sentenced this afternoon, after being convicted in December.

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