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Casey-Lyanne Kearney funeral date announced

Casey-Lyanne Kearney
Image caption The funeral of Casey-Lyanne Kearney will take place on Friday 2 March in Cantley, Doncaster

The funeral for teenager Casey-Lyanne Kearney who was stabbed in Doncaster will take place on Friday.

The private service for family and friends will be held at St Wilfrid's Church in Cantley at 10:00 GMT.

Casey-Lyanne, 13, was was stabbed in Elmfield Park on 14 February. She died later in hospital.

Hannah Bonser, 26, of Cusworth House, Doncaster, appeared via video link last week at Sheffield Crown Court, charged with Casey-Lyanne's murder.

She is also charged with two counts of possession of a bladed article.

Members of the local community organised charity walks and a memorial concert at the weekend, which raised thousands of pounds.

Casey-Lyanne's family said they were "overwhelmed by the support of the community and others that offered their condolences at such an extremely sad time".

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