A CRUMPLED, handwritten note of an alleged “murder plan” to kill Brianna Ghey was found on the bedroom floor of one of her alleged killers, a court has heard.

Notes were also made on serial killers including Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Ramirez and Harold Shipman when police searched the home of the 16-year-old suspect, identified only as girl X, the jury at Manchester Crown Court was told.

X, from Warrington, and another youth, identified only as boy Y, from Leigh, both now 16, but aged 15 at the time of Brianna’s death, are blaming each other for the stabbing, and both have pleaded not guilty to murder, their trial has heard.

Brianna was stabbed 28 times with a hunting knife during a “frenzied” attack after being lured to Culcheth Linear Park on February 11, jurors have heard.

Both suspects, spotted with Brianna earlier that day, were arrested and their homes searched.

Junior prosecution counsel Cheryl Mottram read out a list of agreed facts to the jury on day nine of the trial, including items seized from X’s bedroom.

Her phone was seized after her arrest at 7.30pm on February 12 along with items of clothing the following day, which were sent for forensic analysis.

Jurors were shown a red Primark jacket, which the court heard Y was wearing on the day of Brianna’s death, and a 15.3cm Chef Aid knife, a video of which was found on her phone.

A further search was then carried out on March 17 after a picture of a handwritten note was found in the contents of her phone.

During a search of her bedroom, a black Pukka notebook was recovered from her bed, and on page six was a “spider diagram” with various words leading off including “forgiveness, justice, morality, good, suffering, evil, punishment, sin and free will.”

Page seven was entitled “Valentines gifts” and “revision homework” was found on pages eight and nine.

A crumpled note found on the floor was headed “Saturday, 11th February,2023. Victim Brianna Ghey”. The word “plan” was written underneath and underlined.

The note read: “Meet [boy Y] at wooden posts 1pm. Walk down to library, bus stop. Wait until Brianna gets off bus, then the 3 of us walk to Linear Park. Go to the pipe/tunnel area.

Leigh Journal: Two youths are accused of murdering Brianna GheyTwo youths are accused of murdering Brianna Ghey (Image: Cheshire Police)

“I say code word to [boy Y]. He stabs her in the back as I stab her in stomach. [Boy Y] drags the body into the area. We both cover up the area with logs etc.”

A smiley face and a heart shape was also drawn on the top right-hand corner of the note.

A further small notebook was found on X’s bed, inside which lists her favourite films, as well as a page headed “Jeffrey Dahmer” and a list of characteristics of him and his killings.

On page 24, there were “some notes about John Wayne Gacy, the Killer Clown”. These notes included: “serial killer, 33 victims, raped victims”.

Ms Mottram said there was a page headed “potential threats/people that need to go”, and on the next page, Y’s name is at the top with a “list of attributes or qualities”, and these included: “trustworthy, funny, sociopath, good sense of humour, very very smart, genius level, not sociable.”

Handwritten notes were found on the floor, relating to “Dr Harold Shipman, aka Dr Death”, “Richard Ramirez, or the Night Stalker” and the “Water Street Butcher”.

A folded written note was found inside a drawer headed with the underlined word “plan” and it said: “Give them alcohol with sleeping pills. Slit throat. Dismember body, place pieces in bin bags. Bury bags 7ft underground, bones including. Get her to go to Linear Park. hidden spot near bridges. Someone jumps out and restrains her (plan B).”

The court heard a roll of bin bags was found in X’s room.

The agreed facts also included that both X and Y have no previous convictions or police cautions, jurors heard.

Earlier, the jury heard X and Y had a fixation with torture, violence and death, and drew up a “kill list” of child victims, with girl X describing herself as a “satanist”.

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.