Katie Rough was found in York with life-threatening injuries. The child was taken to hospital but later died.

Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the area of Morrell Court, Belhouse Way, Osprey Close and Alness Drive between 3pm and 5pm on Monday 9 January 2017, and may have seen two girls, one aged 15-years-old and the other 7-years-old, to get in touch.

Katie’s family are devastated by this tragic event and have asked for their privacy to be respected at this extremely distressing time.