A TEENAGER appeared in court this week charged with murdering a man with a kitchen knife.
The 16-year-old Accrington girl stood in the dock with her head bowed throughout the hearing before Hyndburn magistrates on Wednesday.
Handcuffed to two security guards, she started to weep as she was eventually led from the dock
The slightly-built defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, spoke only to confirm her name and address.
She is accused of stabbing Ken Embley, 35, in the neck at an address in Royds Street, Accrington.
The attack is alleged to have taken place at 11.30pm on Monday.
Paramedics rushed Mr Embley, of Platt Close, Accrington, to Blackburn Royal Infimary, but he was later pronounced dead.
Neighbours told of their shock over the incident.
Royds Street resident James Place said: "I was in bed when it happened, but I got up and saw the flashing blue lights of the police cars and ambulance.
"It was chaotic. I saw them carry him out and thought he must have had a stroke or something. I'm stunned by this."
The defendant is due to appear again before Hyndburn Youth Court on Tuesday.