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Party Stabbing: Footballer Charged
A footballer has been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl who was stabbed at a house at the weekend.
Andrew Hall, 18, who plays for Stoke City academy, is accused of killing Megan-Leigh Peat, from Westoning in Bedfordshire.
The teenager died after being stabbed at a house in Ailesbury Road in Ampthill at around 1.30am on Saturday.
Hall was taken to hospital after the incident where he received treatment for injuries while being kept under guard until well enough to be interviewed.
After being questioned at Greyfriars police station in Bedford about the fatal stabbing, he was charged with Megan's murder.
A police spokeswoman said: "He is being held in police custody overnight and is due to appear at Luton Magistrates Court tomorrow morning."
Stoke City, who had offered Hall a professional development contract, confirmed his arrest shortly after the incident.
Megan, who was a pupil at Harlington Upper School in Dunstable, had gone to the house with an 18-year-old man with whom she had spent Friday evening.
They had visited various pubs in Flitwick and Ampthill.
In the days following her death, friends paid tribute to Megan.Chelsie McAneny, 16, who was in lessons with Megan, said: "Everyone loved her, she was bubbly and popular and she stuck up for everyone, even when she was down."She was a party girl, she loved it. You could hear her a mile away.
"Everyone would say she was a good friend."She has been through a lot, which is not for me to go into, but she was proper strong."Her friends said Megan had a boyfriend she had been with "on and off" for two years.