In the courts: Six charged after teenage death

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In the courts: Six charged after

teenage death

Six teenagers charged with harassment following the death of 13-year- old Kelly Yeomans appeared before magistrates yesterday.

The boys, aged 13 to 17, are accused of harassment between 4 September and 25 September 1997, while the girl, 15, faces an allegation of harassment on 25 September last year. None can be named for legal reasons.

Kelly was found dead at her home in Allenton, Derby, on 29 September last year after apparently swallowing an overdose of painkillers. Her family alleged she had been bullied. Magistrates adjourned the hearing at Derby Youth Court and all six teenagers were bailed to reappear on 27 January. An inquest has been adjourned until the outcome of criminal proceedings is known.