15 Year Old Girl Arrested After 7 Year Old Girl Found Dead.
A MOTHER fell to her knees and screamed “no, no, my little girl” after her seven-year-old daughter was found fatally injured in a field – as cops arrest a 15-year-old girl over her death.
The devastated mum was found sobbing uncontrollably and screaming for help after the girl, named locally as Katie, was found close to a property in Alness Drive in Woodthorpe, York yesterday afternoon.
Today, the girl’s grandparents left a heart-wrenching note among floral tributes, saying: “Night night my darling Princess Katie love nana and grandad xx”.
Cops are still quizzing the 15-year-old girl arrested over the death with forensic officers seen gathering evidence around the leafy estate where homes cost more than £350,000.
Shocked neighbours have now told of the distressing scenes that they witnessed before the young girl was rushed to York Hospital, where she later died.
One neighbour said: “The mother was on her knees in the middle of the road, crying and saying things. It was quite distressing.”
Another neighbour, Rob McCartney, said he saw the young girl lying in a field before emergency services rushed to help.
Mr McCartney, 50, who lives in one of the homes next to the track, said he saw the young girl lying in the field.
He said the child’s mother was “distraught”, shouting for help.
He said: “I came to the door to see what was happening there. 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, a consultant engineer, added: “(The mother) was back and forth, obviously very, very distraught.
“The dad arrived on the scene at that point and he and the mum were comforting each other.
“I spoke to her later, asked if she was OK and she said, ‘No, no, she’s my little girl’.”
A woman living nearby said she saw the girl’s mother on her knees crying in the road.
The neighbour, who did not want to be named, said the family did not live in the street of six red-brick detached houses.
She said: “We’ve all been here a long time, there’s no children in this street.”
An elderly couple who left flowers at the scene simply replied “yes” when asked if they were OK.
Police are continuing to examine the scene while detectives question the 15-year-old arrested last night.