Lucy McHugh murder: ‘I love Lucy day’ planned for murdered Hampshire schoolgirl 

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Family and friends of murdered schoolgirl Lucy McHugh are planning a memorial day to commemorate what would have been her 14th birthday.

The body of the 13-year-old was found in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26. She had been stabbed to death.

Lucy McHugh. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Lucy McHugh. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire police are still appealing for witnesses as they attempt to piece together the teenager's final movements.

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Plans are under way to hold the ‘I love Lucy day’ on October 24, with events held to raise funds for charities that support bereaved parents.

The event follows the announcement that Lucy's former school, Redbridge Community School, plans to create a memorial garden.

Lucy's mother, Stacey White, wrote on Facebook that the garden would enable people ‘to sit and reflect and remember all the times they have had with Lucy’.

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She added: ‘Keeping all her memories alive and allow her memory to grow each year and help others not only while grieving but in their lives when [they] need a place to sit and think.

‘Let's give back to the community and not let Lucy be forgotten but to let her memory live on in the ways she would have wanted.’