A BOY accused of the murder of transgender teenager Brianna Ghey told police he saw his co-accused stabbing her, a court heard.

Boy Y, from Leigh, and girl X, from Warrington, who cannot be named because of their ages, are both accused of the murder of Brianna.

The 16-year-old Birchwood schoolgirl was found stabbed 28 times with a hunting knife in Culcheth Linear Park on the afternoon of February 11.

Both defendants, aged 15 at the time, now both 16, deny murder and are blaming each other as being responsible for Brianna’s death, Manchester Crown Court has heard.

At the start of the second week of the trial today, Monday, jurors were shown the video recorded police interviews with the suspects after their arrests, the day after Brianna’s death.

Boy Y said girl X had invited Brianna, who he had never met before, to meet up and go to the park, and suggested an area near a bench, the trial heard.

He said in interview: “I turned away to go to the toilet behind a tree. When I turned back around I saw X stabbing Brianna. Brianna was on the floor.”

Boy Y told detectives he saw Brianna curled up on the floor, and stood over her was X, who had a knife, the court heard.

He continued: “I went to check if Brianna was alive. I put my hands on her. I got blood all on my hands.”

Jurors heard that a detective asked him if he saw where the blood was coming from, to which Y replied: “Everywhere.”

He said girl X stopped stabbing Brianna because nearby she saw another member of the public in the park and she ran away, the trial heard, and he followed, with them both then walking away from the park.

Box Y continued: “I asked her why she did it. She said Brianna tried to break her and her boyfriend up.”

He said X appeared “calm”, but he was “shocked and panicked”, the court heard, and he told police he did not see the knife and did not know what X did with it afterwards.

But jurors have been told it is now accepted Brianna was killed with a hunting knife belonging to Y, which was found in his bedroom at his home address with Brianna’s blood still on the weapon.

Neither defendant disputes that in the days and weeks before Brianna’s death, they had discussed and made plans to kill her, prosecutors told the court.

The same day Y was interviewed, X was also questioned by detectives.

The jury heard that in her police interview, she claimed they were with Brianna at the park and she was “very happy” and “really smiley”, but then abruptly “stormed off to meet a 17-year-old boy from Manchester who was picking her up in his car”.

Boy X and Y were told by police their phone and messages would be analysed by them, but they denied there was anything on the device to do with Brianna’s death, jurors heard.

X made “no comment” to further questions during her subsequent police interviews, the court heard.

The court was also played footage of a second interview of Y with police, during which he described X as someone who was not “normal”.

He also discusses his access to knives with police, and he reveals he bought a “shiny” hunting knife on holiday in Bulgaria and a set of throwing knives, jurors hear.

However, the jury hears from footage him tell police that he has never taken them outside.

The trial continues.

Cheshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service remind everyone that criminal proceedings against both defendants are active, and that they have the right to a fair trial.

It is extremely important that there should be no commenting or sharing of information or speculation which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

Due to their age, reporting restrictions are in place for both defendants, entitling them to anonymity, as well as other children involved in the evidence.