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Molseed charge man refused bail
Lesley Molseed
Lesley disappeared while running an errand for her mother
A market trader accused of killing an 11-year-old girl who was stabbed to death more than 30 years ago has been refused bail by a judge in Bradford.

Ronald Castree, 53, of Brandon Crescent, Oldham, Greater Manchester, has denied murdering Lesley Molseed.

She vanished in October 1975 after going out on an errand. Her body was later found on moors in West Yorkshire.

Stefan Kiszko spent 16 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in 1976 and died soon after his release.

Lesley left her home in Delamare Road, Rochdale, to run an errand for her mother.

Stefan Kiszko
Stefan Kiszko was freed on appeal after spending 16 years in jail

She was found three days later on Rishworth Moor above the A672 Oldham to Halifax Road. She had been stabbed 12 times.

Mr Kiszko, a 26-year-old tax clerk from Rotherham, was jailed for Lesley's murder in 1976.

He was finally released in 1992 following an appeal but died shortly afterwards.

His mother, Charlotte, who had campaigned relentlessly to prove his innocence, died a few months after him.

Mr Castree was remanded in custody and is expected to stand trial on 22 October.

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