Mayor’s message following Ava White verdict

Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson has said she hopes the guilty verdict in the Ava White murder trial will bring some comfort to her family and friends.

A jury at Liverpool Crown Court has today unanimously returned a guilty verdict on a 14 year-old boy accused of her murder.

The 12-year-old, who attended Notre Dame Catholic College, was attacked in Liverpool city centre on 25 November last year.

Mayor Joanne said: “Our thoughts are with Ava White’s family and friends on this extremely difficult day.

“The pain and suffering they have been through over the past months is unimaginable.

“We can only hope that the verdict brings them some comfort.”

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