A candlelit vigil has been held outside the Department for Education in London in memory of Birchwood teen, Brianna Ghey.

Brianna, who was a transgender girl from Warrington, was found by members of the public as she lay with fatal stab wounds on a path in Culcheth Linear Park at around 3.13pm on Saturday.

Two teenagers were charged with her murder and were remanded into custody by a district judge at Chester Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The prosecutor for the case, Leanne Gallagher, described Brianna's murder as a 'pre-meditated, brutal and punishing attack' during the court hearing.

Hundreds of mourners gathered outside the Department of Education building in central London, holding trans pride flags and placards.

A minute's silence for Brianna was held at 7pm.

Bouquets of flowers and a sign saying RIP Brianna were left at the door of the building.

The crowds of mourners chanted: "When trans rights are under attack, what do you do?

"Stand up, fight back."

The crowd also chanted: "Say her name, Brianna Ghey."

Messages to Brianna were written on postcards and left outside the building.

One read: "You were too young."

The other read: "Trans rights are human rights."

At the end of the vigil, the attendees staged a "die-in".

They lay on the ground and chanted: "How many of our corpses does it take for you to care?"

Many vigils are being held all over the country to remember the young victim who had her life cruelly taken from her.

A candle-lit vigil will take place in Warrington town centre, in the old marketplace on Saturday at 4.30pm to mourn the loss of Brianna Ghey.