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Man on trial for Molseed murder
Lesley Molseed
Lesley's body was found on moorland in Yorkshire
A jury has been selected to try a man accused of murdering an 11-year-old girl more than 30 years ago.

Ronald Castree of Brandon Crescent, Oldham, Greater Manchester, is charged with killing Lesley Molseed in 1975.

She vanished from her Rochdale home in October 1975 after going out on an errand for her mother. Her body was later found on moors in West Yorkshire.

Mr Castree, 53, denies murder. The jury of six men and six women will be sworn in at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday.

Three other people have been selected as spare jurors.

'Important case'

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

The judge, Mr Justice Openshaw, asked the 15 members of the jury panel if any of them had any connection to Mr Kiszko or his family.

He said: "This is a very important case.

"Mr Castree is accused of a murder which took place more than 30 years ago in 1975."

The judge urged the jury not to look at press reports and particularly the internet about the case.

He said there was good reason to believe someone was putting "disinformation on the internet about this case".

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