MURDER UPDATE: Teen remanded at court

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A 16-year-old youth accused of murdering a Scarborough teenager has made a brief appearance at Leeds Crown Court when he was remanded to youth detention accommodation.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC was told the youth, who cannot be identified because of his age, faces two charges.

In the first it is claimed he murdered Michael Graham, 19, the second is an offence of wounding a 17-year-old with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

Mr Graham, known by friends as Angel, died after he was allegedly stabbed near Olympia Leisure in Foreshore Road on Saturday night.

John Bull prosecuting said the case had been sent from the youth court to decide the question of bail.

He applied for the youth to be remanded in custody after Christopher Dunn representing the teenager said no application was being made for bail today.

Judge Marson told the accused at the end of the two minute hearing he would be remanded to youth detention accommodation until April 23, when he is next due before the youth court at Leeds.

Eight other young people who were arrested in connection with the investigation, five males and three females, have been released on conditional police bail pending further enquiries.