A man suspected of the murder of schoolgirl Lucy McHugh has been remanded in custody charged with failing to give his Facebook password to police inve
A man suspected of the murder of schoolgirl Lucy McHugh has been remanded in custody charged with failing to give his Facebook password to police investigating her death.
Stephen-Alan Nicholson appeared at Southampton Magistrates’ Court over the charge, which carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison.
Police are investigating any private messages sent between him and the 13-year-old, who was found stabbed to death in woodland near Southampton Sports Centre at 7.45am on Thursday.
She had left her home in Mansel Road East at 9.30am the day before, but did not return as expected.
She was wearing a distinctive black jacket with white sleeves, with the logo for the band Falling In Reverse on the front and RADKE 01 in red on the back.
She also wore camouflage leggings, a white vest top, and black and white trainers.
Before appearing in court on Tuesday, Nicholson had been released on bail by Hampshire Police officers questioning him in custody on suspicion of murder and sexual activity with a child.
The 24-year-old has now been remanded in custody to appear via video link at Southampton Crown Court on 31 August.
Meanwhile, a fundraising page set up to pay for Lucy’s funeral has received more than £6,000 in donations.
In a tribute posted on social media, her mother, Stacey White, described her as “an angel”.