Megan-Leigh Peat murder inquiry: Andrew Hall in court

Megan-Leigh Peat Megan-Leigh Peat was found dead in Ampthill on Saturday

A Premier League academy footballer has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl in Bedfordshire.

Andrew Hall, who plays for Stoke City Academy, is accused of murdering Megan-Leigh Peat at a house in Ampthill on Saturday.

The 18-year-old, of Flitwick, appeared before Luton magistrates with his left hand and forearm bandaged.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Luton Crown Court later this month.

Megan, of Westoning, was found stabbed at the house in Ailesbury Road after emergency services were called in the early hours.

She was a pupil at Harlington Upper School in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Mr Hall, of Robin Close, spoke only to confirm his name and age.

He spent a number of days in hospital following his arrest on Saturday, having suffered a serious cut to his hand.

He was first questioned by detectives on Wednesday afternoon and charged that night.

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