A CANDLELIT vigil has been planned in the city in memory of a trans schoolgirl who was found stabbed to death. 

People are invited to The Guildhall, Worcester on Sunday (February 19) at 6pm in order to pay their respects to Brianna Ghey. 

Brianna, 16, was found on a path in Culcheth Linear Park in Chesire on Saturday (February 11). 

She had been stabbed multiple times and died at the scene.

The owners of Sugar Daddies Cafe in Trinity Passage have organised the vigil which is one of many taking place across the country for the teenager.

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A statement from the cafe said: "Hi all, we're planning a vigil to pay our respects to Brianna Ghey, the teenage trans girl murdered this week.

"The plan is to meet outside the Guildhall at 6pm this Sunday (19 February). 

"Wrap up warm, bring friends and face masks. 

"If anything changes, we'll announce it here and on our Facebook page."

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Brianna's family issued a touching tribute to their daughter calling her a "larger-than-life character".

They said she was a "much-loved daughter, granddaughter, and baby-sister."

The tribute read: "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.

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"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."

Worcester News has contacted Sugar Daddies for more information.

  • A trial date has been fixed for a boy and girl charged with the murder of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey.

The two 15-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via videolink today (Thursday).

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