Man charged with murder of Hampshire teen Lucy McHugh '“ Regional

A MAN has been charged with the murder of Hampshire schoolgirl Lucy McHugh.

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 6:17 am
Updated Thursday, 15th November 2018, 7:26 am
The body of Lucy McHugh was found at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26. Hampshire Constabulary/PA Wire

Stephen-Alan Nicholson, 24 of no fixed address, has been charged with murder, rape of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.

One of the counts of sexual activity with a child dates back to 2012 and involves a 14-year-old girl.

The body of Lucy McHugh, 13, was found in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26 after she had been stabbed to death.

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A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: '˜Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Lucy McHugh have charged a man.

'˜Stephen-Alan Paul Nicholson, aged 24, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder, rape of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.

'˜Lucy's body was found in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26.'

The 24-year-old man is to appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court today.