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Rebecca Thompson death: Father charged with murder

Rebecca Thompson
Image caption Rebecca Thompson was found dead by police on 22 June

A father has been charged with the murder of his 11-year-old daughter who was found strangled in her Hertfordshire home.

Simon Jonathan Thompson, 52, of Homefield Road, Bushey, is accused of killing Rebecca Thompson.

She was found in her home in Bushey by police on Saturday 22 June.

Mr Thompson will appear before Hatfield Remand Court on Saturday, Hertfordshire Police said.

Earlier, Rebecca's head teacher, Rita Cooper, from Sacred Heart Primary School in Bushey, said she was a "hard working" girl who "did well in her learning" and "was looking forward to secondary school".

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