Uncle charged with murder of schoolgirl, 11

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The uncle of an 11-year-old schoolgirl who was stabbed to death has been charged with murder.

Unemployed Delroy Forrester, 51, was arrested after Jasmine Forrester was found seriously injured at a house in Wolverhampton on Friday.

She died later in hospital with her family by her side, West Midlands Police said.

Forrester has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Walsall Magistrates Court on Monday.

Detective Inspector Ian Wilkins said: “We are continuing to support Jasmine’s family at this truly tragic time.

“The family have asked for privacy and we really hope everyone can respect that wish.

“We are not seeking anyone else in relation to this incident, but if anyone has information please get in contact with us.”

Flowers in Wolverhampton for 11-year-old Jasmine Forrester whose uncle has been charged over her death (Matthew Cooper/PA)
Flowers for Jasmine Forrester whose uncle has been charged over her death (Matthew Cooper/PA)

A post-mortem examination is expected to be held on Sunday.

On Saturday, Jasmine’s father Simeon Forrester said: “This is a hugely tragic time for our family and the loss we feel is unexplainable. We are utterly devastated.

“Jasmine was a shining star and a huge part of us. We would really like to be left alone at this time while we come to terms with what has happened.”

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