Man charged with murdering Rachel

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A man charged with murdering Rachel Barraclough, 18, was remanded in custody for a week when he appeared before West Yorkshire magistrates yesterday.

Stephen Hughes, 46 - the father of Rachel's boyfriend, Karl - of Wakefield, was charged with murdering Rachel on waste ground near Wakefield between 4 and 7 September. No application for bail was made.

The body of the student, who lived with her parents in Bradford, was found 13 days ago with multiple stab wounds. Rachel, lived with her parents, Malcolm, 54, and Hilary, 39, in Bankfoot, Bradford. She had an elder brother, Paul, and elder sister, Jane.

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