Casey-Lyanne Kearney (Channel 4 news)
Casey-Lyanne Kearney (Channel 4 News)

A woman is due to appear in court charged with the murder of a 13-year-old girl who was stabbed in a Doncaster park.

Hannah Bonser, 26, of Cusworth House, Doncaster, will appear before Doncaster magistrates court charged with the murder of Casey-Lyanne Kearney on Valentine's Day.

The teenager was found fatally injured in Elmfield Park, Doncaster, after dialling 999 herself following the attack. She was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary but died later.

Bonser has also been charged with two counts of possession of a knife.

Police are describing the incident as a random, isolated attack and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. They also want to establish whether the teenager was stabbed in the park or outside before calling emergency services.

Det Supt Terry Mann of South Yorkshire police, said that Casey-Lyanne had left her home in Rossington and was on her way to meet a friend when she was attacked.