Uncle accused of murdering niece appears in court

The uncle of an 11-year-old girl who died after being stabbed has appeared in court charged with murder.

Delroy Forrester, of Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, is accused of killing Jasmine Forrester, who died in hospital last Friday.

Jasmine was found suffering critical injuries at a house in Kent Road, Wolverhampton, just before 1am on Friday after a neighbour heard a disturbance.

Flowers near a house in Wolverhampton where Jasmine Forrester was stabbed
Flowers near a house in Wolverhampton where Jasmine Forrester was stabbed (PA)

Her uncle, aged 51, appeared at Walsall Magistrates' Court on Monday and was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday, a court spokesman said.

In a statement issued at the weekend, her father, Simeon Forrester, paid tribute to his daughter, saying: "This is a hugely tragic time for our family and the loss we feel is unexplainable.

"Jasmine was a shining star and a huge part of us."

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