Eltiona Skana, 30, allegedly attacked the girl in front of her family in Queen’s Park, Bolton, on the afternoon of Sunday 22 March.

Skana, understood to be originally from Albania, was arrested at the scene and later detained under the Mental Health Act.

Eltiona Skana Charges

Greater Manchester Police announced on Wednesday afternoon she had been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.

Eltiona Skana Arrested

Skana was arrested at the scene and later detained under the Mental Health Act. Skana, of Turnstone Road, Bolton, was remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 26 May.

Investigations

Police described the incident as a “totally unprovoked and random attack” and said the suspect was not known to Emily or her family.

The girl died at the scene despite the best efforts of police and paramedics who attended the scene shortly after 2.30pm.​