Man charged with Blackpool murder

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Police have charged a 22-year-old man with the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in an alleyway.

David Minto, of Kirby Road, Blackpool, will appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today.

Sasha Marsden was found in a rear alley behind Kirby Road in the South Shore area of the resort on Thursday night.

She had been repeatedly stabbed in the head and face, before attempts were made to set her body on fire.

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Lancashire Constabulary to charge a man with the murder of Sasha Marsden.

“David Minto, 22, of Kirby Road, Blackpool has been charged with murder and has been remanded into custody to appear before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.”