Detectives investigating the murder of 12-year-old Ava White in Liverpool City Centre on Thursday night, 25 November, have charged a teenager this evening, Sunday 28 November.
A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with murder and possession of a bladed article and has been remanded in custody to appear at court tomorrow, Monday 29 November.
Three other boys arrested have been conditionally bailed as extensive enquiries continue.
Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs said, “We’re continuing to support Ava’s family, and they have requested that their privacy continues to be respected at this difficult time.
“It’s also vitally important as we continue the investigation that nobody posts comments or names on social media which could potentially impact upon us getting justice for Ava’s family. Please trust us that we are doing all we can to investigate and update people on this tragic incident, and we do not want anything to jeopardise this.
“We’d also urge anyone else who has captured the incident or aftermath to send any images/footage directly via the following link:
You can pass information on with reference 21000820789 via ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information