Breaking: Funeral date set for murdered schoolgirl

The funeral date has been set for schoolgirl Casey-Lyanne Kearney.
The funeral date has been set for schoolgirl Casey-Lyanne Kearney.
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THE funeral of stabbed Doncaster schoolgirl Casey-Lyanne Kearney is to take place on Friday, it was announced today.

Announcing the date of the private service, the 13-year-old’s family said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with the help and support of the community and others that have offered their condolences at such an extremely sad time.”

Casey-Lyanne was stabbed in Elmfield Park, Doncaster, on Valentine’s Day. She died later that day in hospital.

Charity walks and a memorial concert have been held, raising thousands of pounds for her family.

Hannah Bonser, of Cusworth House, Doncaster, has been charged with Casey-Lyanne’s murder.

The 26-year-old, who is also charged with two counts of possession of a bladed article, has been remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court in May.