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Jasmine Forrester's uncle in court over niece's murder

Jasmine Forrester Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Flowers and messages paying tribute to Jasmine Forrester have been left outside the house

The uncle of an 11-year-old girl has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Jasmine Forrester died in hospital on Friday hours after being found stabbed at a house in Kent Road, Wolverhampton.

Delroy Forrester, of Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, appeared at Walsall Magistrates' Court earlier.

The 51-year-old was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday.

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The results of a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of Jasmine's death, which took place at the weekend, have not yet been revealed by police.

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Image caption Jasmine Forrester was found at a house in Kent Road just before 01:00 GMT on Friday

Jasmine was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died on Friday afternoon with her family by her side.

Det Insp Ian Wilkins, of West Midlands Police, said: "We are continuing to support Jasmine's family at this truly tragic time."

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Image caption Jasmine's father Simeon Forrester described her as a "shining star"

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