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A dog walker who found the body of Brianna Ghey told a 999 operator she was “covered in blood” and help needed to come “quickly”, a court has heard.
Kathryn Vize found Brianna, 16, after she was stabbed 28 times in Linear Park in Culcheth, Cheshire, on 11 February.
At Manchester Crown Court, the trial of a teenage girl and boy, identified only as X and Y, was played her brief call as she tried to get help for Brianna.
Girl X, of Warrington, and boy Y, of Leigh, have denied murder.
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The court was told Mrs Vize made her call at 15:13 GMT after finding the transgender teenager in the park while walking her dog with her husband Andrew.
In the recording, she was heard to be breathing heavily and in clear distress.
She told the operator somebody was “very hurt” after being attacked and she had “seen some of the attackers run away from the body”.
She said Brianna was “bleeding heavily” and had “blood on her legs and on her back”.
“We thought it was a dummy at first. I don’t want to touch her either. I don’t know if she’s alive,” she said, adding: “It’s an absolute mess.”
She then told the operator her husband would wait with Brianna and she would go to the car park to direct the emergency services.
The operator then asked her if she believed Brianna had been hit.
“I think she’s been attacked. She may have been stabbed,” she replied.
“Is she breathing?” the operator asked.
“No, I don’t think so,” she replied.
“I can’t see her face, it’s covered in blood.”
She said Brianna was “dressed like a teenager”, before adding: “Are they coming quickly? It’s a nightmare.”
The operator then asked her about Brianna’s breathing and asked: “Can you ask your husband to put pressure on the wound?”
Clearly distressed, Mrs Vize replied: “I don’t think there’s anything you can do for her.”
The call then ended with the operator telling her multiple police units and paramedics are on the way.
Addressing the court, judge Mrs Justice Yip adjourned the hearing, telling jurors: “I think that’s an appropriate time to take a break.”
The trial continues.
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