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Jurors have been shown footage of Brianna Ghey leaving home before she was allegedly murdered by two teenagers.

A doorbell camera captured the 16-year-old, who was transgender, as she left home for the last time on 11 February before she was stabbed 28 times with a hunting knife in her head, chest, back and neck.

Two 16-year-olds, who can only be identified as girl X and boy Y, are on trial at Manchester Crown Court accused of murdering Brianna in Culcheth Linear Park near Warrington in Cheshire on 11 February.

Prosecutor Deanna Heer KC described Brianna’s “distinctive look” as she left her house with long red hair and glasses, wearing a fluffy white hooded jacket, a short grey tartan skirt and white over-the-knee socks, while carrying a checked shoulder bag.

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Brianna Ghey was stabbed 28 times. Pic: Cheshire Police

Brianna can be seen using her phone and the court heard she sent a message to her mother Esther Ghey saying: “I’m leaving to go see [girl X]” and “dogs are locked up”.

CCTV footage shows her walking to the bus stop where she gets on the number 28 on her way to meet girl X and boy Y, who were both 15 at the time.

Driver Kieran Mercer said in a statement read in court there was “something odd about her” and “she was going out of her way not to be seen”.

He described her as “very timid, very quietly spoken and very delicate”, adding: “She just gave the impression she was someone who wanted to be left alone.”

Jurors were shown a picture Brianna sent to her mother of the inside of the bus and a message which said: “I’m on the bus by myself, I’m scared”.

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Brianna sent a text to her mother saying ‘I’m scared’ shortly before her death, a court heard


Ms Ghey said in a statement read in court she replied “that’s well good” as “I was really proud of her”, telling jurors in a statement her daughter didn’t go out much because of her anxiety.

“I don’t think she ever saw it because it showed as being delivered but it didn’t turn blue,” she added.

The court heard Brianna was last captured on a doorbell camera with girl X and boy Y heading towards Culcheth Linear Park shortly after 2pm.

Both defendants deny murder and blame each other for her death.

Brianna Ghey's mother Esther Ghey (left) and sister Alisha Ghey arrive at Manchester Crown Court earlier this week
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Brianna Ghey’s mother Esther Ghey (L) arriving at Manchester Crown Court earlier this week

Girl X ‘tried to kill Brianna with overdose’

The court heard weeks before Brianna’s death, girl X gave her an overdose of ibuprofen gel tablets, telling boy Y in a message on 23 January “that should have been enough to kill her”.

But girl X said that although Brianna had messaged to say “I feel so bad” and “Oh my god I just threw up and it’s the colour of Fanta”, she “didn’t die”, in messages read out by prosecutor Deanna Heer KC.

The court heard girl X also talked about a potential plan to put toilet cleaner and ibuprofen gel in a McDonalds milkshake, and she claimed to have already killed two people, prompting boy Y to say: “You’re one kill away from being a serial killer.”

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Prosecutors have told the jury girl X and boy Y’s messages show the defendants were “preoccupied” with torture, murder and death, but there is no evidence they acted on their words before 23 January.

In a statement read to jurors by junior prosecutor Cheryl Mottram, Brianna’s mother said she remembered one occasion not long before the teenager’s death when her daughter was “really sick”.

She said Brianna appeared to be in “real pain” and was “screaming and crying for me to help her” after she got home from work and went into the kitchen to make tea.

“She was in her bedroom rolling around in agony, holding her stomach,” Ms Ghey said.

“She was writhing around in pain screaming, ‘I think I’m going to die’. It was quite frightening.”

Ms Ghey said she thought Brianna might have appendicitis and when she went to get her phone, her daughter said: “Don’t leave me, don’t leave me.”

She said Brianna was sick all over her bedroom floor, with what appeared to be “grape skins” in the clear liquid, before her condition improved.

Ms Ghey said her daughter “generally stayed in” because of her anxiety but would sometimes go to McDonalds with girl X.

She said Brianna was usually at home by the time she got back from work, adding: “I don’t know how often they spent time together, where they went or what they did.”

Ms Ghey told the jury it was “a blur” after police told her about Brianna’s death.

Only girl X was in court today, with boy Y appearing by video-link from his secure accommodation unit.

Trial judge Mrs Justice Yip told the jury they may notice that boy Y is playing with a fidget or tangle toy, or he may have a crossword book with him, which experts have told her helps him concentrate – and girl X has similar devices.

The trial continues.

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Lee Anderson suspended from Conservative Party after ‘Islamophobic’ comments

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Lee Anderson has been suspended from the Conservative party after ‘Islamophobic’ comments.

A spokesperson for Chief Whip Simon Hart said: “Following his refusal to apologise for comments made yesterday, the Chief Whip has suspended the Conservative whip from Lee Anderson MP.”

Speaking on GB News this week, Mr Anderson, MP for Ashfield, said: “I don’t actually believe that the Islamists have got control of our country, but what I do believe is they’ve got control of Khan and they’ve got control of London… He’s actually given our capital city away to his mates.”

Earlier today Sadiq Khan accused the prime minister of being “complicit” in racism for failing to condemn Mr Anderson‘s comments that “pour fuel on the fire of anti-Muslim hatred”.

Mr Khan said the claim by the former deputy chairman of Tory party were Islamophobic and sent the message that Muslims were “fair game” when it came to racism.

The remarks prompted criticism from Labour and some Tories, including former cabinet minister Sajid Javid who branded them “ridiculous”.

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King Charles shown chuckling at get well card featuring dog in a head cone

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The King has been shown having a chuckle at cards sent by well-wishers, including one of a dog with the caption “at least you don’t have to wear a cone!”.

The 75-year-old monarch has been sent around 7,000 messages of support from around the world since his cancer diagnosis.

Newly released images and footage show King Charles looking through some of them at his desk in Buckingham Palace’s Belgian Suite.

King Charles III reads cards and messages, sent by wellwishers following his cancer diagnosis.
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The photos show the King in Buckingham Palace’s Belgian Suite. Pic: PA

He seemed particularly tickled by a card featuring an illustration of a terrier-like dog in a head cone, recovering from medical treatment.

Pets often wear plastic collars after an operation, to stop them aggravating a wound or stitches.

Other cards spread out in front of the King include one that reads “Your Majesty Get Well Soon”, while a number appear to be hand-drawn by children.

Many have related their own experience of cancer, with messages such as: “Chin up, chest out, remain positive and don’t let it get you down.”

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Messages ‘reduced me to tears’

The King was pictured reading the cards on Wednesday – the same day he met the prime minister for their weekly audience.

He told Rishi Sunak that he’d been “reduced to tears” by the public’s support.

The monarch was speaking to Mr Sunak in their first face-to-face meeting since it was announced he had a “form of cancer”.

“I’ve had so many wonderful messages and cards, it has reduced me to tears most of the time,” King Charles told the prime minister.

He added: “I hear there has been a lot more potential attention on those main, wonderful cancer charities, many of which I have been a patron of for years.”

The King had been mostly staying at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk following his first round of treatment in London.

Buckingham Palace announced on 5 February that cancer had been discovered while undergoing a procedure for an enlarged prostate.

The Palace has not released details about the type of cancer or the treatment.

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Professional golfer Georgia Ball can ‘see the funny side’ after ‘mansplaining’ TikTok video goes viral

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Professional golfer Georgia Ball can 'see the funny side' after 'mansplaining' TikTok video goes viral

Professional female golfer Georgia Ball has said she can “see the funny side” after a video of an amateur player “mansplaining” to her about her swing went viral.

Ball, a certified PGA pro and instructor, also told Sky Sports she did not put the man in his place during the “awkward” conversation because she is a “humble person”.

The TikTok video of the incident she shared earlier this week has had more than 10 million views and over 26,000 comments, with many social media users mocking the man for “mansplaining”.

In the clip, Ball, who regularly shares instructional videos on her account, is seen practising her swing at a driving range near Liverpool.

A man off camera then says: “Excuse me, what you’re doing there, you shouldn’t be doing that… swing and follow through.”

He goes on to tell her that she is “too slow on the way up”.

Ball explains she is going through a “swing change” – something golfers regularly do to improve their technique.

However, the man continues: “I know, but what you’re doing there is you’re coming back too slow.

“I’ve been playing golf for 20 years, what you need to do is follow through a lot quicker than what you’re doing there right now.”

She explains again that she is going through a swing change, but the man continues to advise that she needs to move her club quicker.

Ball then cleanly strikes the ball into the distance before the man says: “See how much better that was?”

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The professional golfer explains once again that she is practising a swing change, before the man repeats that he “has been playing for 20 years” and that she should carry on playing the way he has advised her to.

Ball then laughs, before sarcastically adding: “Thanks for your advice.”

Asked by Sky Sports how she felt during the interaction, Ball said: “It was an awkward conversation at the time but I was just concentrating on what I was doing… I am glad I can look back on it now and see the funny side to it.”

When asked if she was ever tempted to put the man in his place, she said: “To be honest, I am a humble person, it is not in me to call him out or say I am a PGA pro, it is just not in me to do that.”

Ball added that she never got the chance to see the man hit a ball, so was unable to pass comment on his swing.

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