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Brother of 15 year old girl killed at holiday park appears in court on murder charges

Tributes have been paid to Amanda Selby, the 15 year old girl who was killed at the Ty Mawr Holiday Park North Wales.

Amanda Selby murdered in Abergele
15 year old Amanda Selby was killed on Saturday at North Wales caravan site

Today tributes have been paid to Amanda Selby, a 15-year-old girl who was killed while on holiday with her family at the busy seaside holiday park known as Ty Mawr Holiday Park in Towyn, near Abergele in North Wales.

Matthew Selby, 19, the victims brother from Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, appeared at Mold crown court today charged with the murder of his sister Amanda.

North Wales police issued the following statement from Amanda's family: "Amanda was a loving daughter and granddaughter - she was caring, thoughtful, liked to help others and very much loved. She will be very sadly missed."

Amanda went to school at Droylsden academy, today they posted a message on their website that stated the school was "saddened by the tragic news, our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with Amanda's family at what is an incredibly difficult time. Our school family is devastated by this awful news. Amanda was a lovely student and she will be sorely missed by students and staff. Clearly many members of our school community will be affected by this loss and we will be offering support to those who need it in the weeks and months ahead. We will also plan a tribute when the time is right so that we can remember all that Amanda brought to your school."

A provisional trial date of the 28th February 2022 was set today when Matthew Selby appeared in court by video link from HMP Berwyn for the short 15 minute hearing. He spoke only to confirm his name. The judge, Rhys Rowlands, said the trial was expected to last between five and seven days. Matthew Selby, of Windermere Crescent, is due to appear for a plea and trial preparation hearing on the 29th October.

The judge also made an order under section 45 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to ban the naming of the victim to be lifted.

Further updates will be provided as this case progresses.


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