Katie Rough’s funeral to be held at York Minster

Katie's funeral will take place in York Minster
31 Jan 2017 @ 12.49 pm
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Katie Rough’s funeral is to be held at York Minster, the family have announced.

They are inviting the public to attend the service on Monday, February 13 at 1.30pm at the Minster.

People who attend the service are asked to wear traditional or formal wear with a splash of colour – for example, bright ties, bows and scarves.

The family have requested family flowers only. There will be a charity collection for SMIRA (Selective Mutism Information & Research Association community).

There will be a private funeral service afterwards for Katie’s family.

The seven-year-old was found with serious injuries in a field off Alness Drive, Woodthorpe, on January 9. She was taken to York Hospital where she died.

An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned by York’s coroner on Monday (January 30).

A girl, aged 15, has been charged with Katie’s murder and remanded in secure youth accommodation.