Girl, 15, arrested after 7-year-old found seriously injured on a playing field

Girl, 15, arrested after 7-year-old found seriously injured on a playing field
Published: 2017 January 11 07:19:10 (8006 Views)
A 7-year-old child has died after she was found seriously injured on playing fields in York, UK.

Katie Rough was found down a track with life-threatening injuries on Monday after police were called to an address in the Woodthorpe area of the city.

The 15-year-old girl arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody.

Witnesses earlier described how Katie's mother, named locally as Alison Rough, was seen crying on her knees in the street and pleading for help after her daughter was injured.

Residents living in Alness Drive said Mrs Rough asked them to call an ambulance for Katie – who was described in tributes as 'darling princess'.



Rob McCartney, 50, said he saw the young girl lying in the field.

He said: 'The mother came running up the street shouting for help and saying 'Get an ambulance'.

'I put my shoes on, went up the side of the house. I could see a young girl lying in the field, police were already attending to her.'

Mr McCartney added: '(The mother) was back and forth, obviously very, very distraught and who I think was the father turned up.

'I spoke to her later, asked if she was okay and she said 'No, no, she's my little girl'.

Police appealed for witnesses who may have seen a teenage girl with a younger child in the Morrell Court area of York on Monday afternoon between 3pm and 5pm.



Source - Metro

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