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A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder and refused bail after a young girl was found dead in Gunnedah at around 7 am on Wednesday 8th July.
Emergency services were called to a home in Gunnedah after reports of a 10-year-old girl with serious lacerations.
When emergency services arrived they attempted to revive the young girl however she died at the scene.
Police created a crime scene and commenced investigations.
A short time later police arrested a 14-year-old girl known to the younger girl and she was taken to Gunnedah police station.
The 14-year-old girl spent the night imprisoned after she was refused bail and will appear in children’s court on Thursday 9th July.
In a statement, Gunnedah Shire Council said "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are a strong and tight-knit community — and together we will support the family and our community through this."