Stoke City Player Charged With Murder

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Spectators arrive at the ground as snow falls before the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium on February 4, 2012 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Stoke City youth player Andrew Hall has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Megan-Leigh Peat.

A Stoke City youth player has been charged with murder after the death of 15-year-old Megan-Leigh Peat in Bedfordshire last weekend. Andrew Hall, 18, had recently been offered a player development contract at the Premier League club; a spokesman has confirmed that the midfielder is being questioned by police.

The incident occurred around 1:30 AM on Saturday, and according to a police statement Hall was hospitalised with injuries immediately following Peat's death.

An 18-year-old male was arrested shortly after the incident, but due to an injury that he had sustained was taken to hospital for medical treatment. He remains in hospital under police guard and has not yet been interviewed.

He has since recovered and is now in police custody. It's unclear as to exactly what happened, with Peat apparently spending Friday afternoon with Hall at various pubs before retiring to a mutual friend's home, where she was stabbed to death. Police will, no doubt, get to the bottom of the story in no time.

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