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Ann Maguire murder case: Stabbing accused boy in court

Ann Maguire Image copyright Sunshine Niguas
Image caption Ann Maguire, 61, died from multiple stab wounds on Monday

A 15-year-old boy charged with the murder of a teacher who was stabbed in front of her pupils has appeared before Leeds Crown Court.

Ann Maguire, 61, was attacked in a classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds on Monday.

The boy, who cannot be named and who appeared by video link, was remanded to youth detention with a provisional trial date fixed for 3 November.

A second teenager was arrested and later released without charge.

Police would give no further details about his arrest.

'Serious consequences'

In court, Judge Geoffrey Marson issued a warning to social media users to be extremely careful when referring to this case.

There could be "serious consequences" if they breached the reporting restrictions on the case, with the rules applying to everyone and not just to the conventional media, he said.

Mrs Maguire, who taught Spanish, had worked at Corpus Christi Catholic College for more than 40 years and had been due to retire in September.

The teacher lived in Moortown, Leeds, with her husband, Donald. The couple had two daughters, Emma and Kerry.

Mrs Maguire also raised her nephews Andrew and Daniel following the death from cancer of her sister, Eileen Poole, when the boys were young.

The Pope, Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband have all paid tribute to Mrs Maguire.

Hundreds of floral tributes have been laid outside the school by current and former pupils since Monday.

A book of condolence was also opened at the church that adjoins the school.

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