Man charged with murder of teenager

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A man was yesterday charged with the murder of Rachel Barraclough, the teenager found stabbed to death two weeks ago. The 46-year-old man, who is from Wakefield where Rachel's body was found on 6 September, will appear before magistrates in the town today.

The 18-year-old was last seen when she left her home in Bankfoot, Bradford, to meet friends for a night out in Wakefield. Her body was found with stab wounds on wasteland the next night.

Rachel lived with her parents, Malcolm, 54, and Hilary, 39.