Footballer Andrew Hall charged with murder


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A footballer with a Premier League academy has been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl who was stabbed at a house at the weekend.

Andrew Hall, 18, who plays for Stoke City academy, is accused of killing Megan-Leigh Peat, from Westoning in Bedfordshire.

She died after being stabbed at a house in Ailesbury Road in Ampthill at around 1.30am on Saturday, Bedfordshire Police said.

A police spokeswoman said that on the direction of the Crown Prosecution Service, Hall had been charged with murder. She added: "He is being held in police custody and is due to appear at Luton Magistrates' Court tomorrow."