The parents of a teenage girl who suffered a fatal stab wound will appear in crown court this morning (July 10) charged with the alleged murder.

Simon Vickers and Sarah Hall will appear at Teesside Crown Court for a bail hearing after the 14-year-old Darlington teenager, named as Scarlett Vickers, died on Friday night.

Police attended a property on Geneva Road in Darlington on Friday, where Scarlett was pronounced dead at the scene at 11pm.

Scarlett VickersScarlett Vickers (Image: DURHAM POLICE)

Vickers, 48, and 44-year-old Hall, of Geneva Road, Darlington, already appeared before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on Monday (July 8) - where District Judge Steven Hood heard how the teenager suffered a fatal single stab wound which resulted in her death.

During the first court appearance at Newton Aycliffe, the pair appeared in court wearing prison-issued grey tracksuits and spoke only to confirm their address and date of birth.

Sarah Kemp, prosecuting, said: "There was an incident within their home. It was the fatal stabbing of their 14-year-old daughter.

A police cordon outside the property.A police cordon outside the property. (Image: Contributor)

"It was one knife injury which resulted in her death."

Hall's solicitor, Georgia Snowdon, said her client was 'absolutely distraught' about what happened in the family home on Friday.

In the aftermath of Scarlett's death, an outpouring of tributes has been made from the Darlington community. 

Her school Haughton Academy paid tribute to the schoolgirl - with the principal of the secondary school describing her as a "lovely girl" who was always friendly and popular.

The staff and students of the school are extremely upset by the news of Scarlett's death.

Su Gill, the Principal of Haughton Academy, said: "Scarlett was a lovely girl with a great sense of humour. She was always immaculately turned out, respectful and polite.

Forensic officers working at the scene on Geneva Road, DarlingtonForensic officers working at the scene on Geneva Road, Darlington (Image: Northern Echo)

"A very friendly girl, she was popular with her friends and will be greatly missed by the school community.

"The staff and students at Haughton Academy and the Education Village Academy Trust are extremely saddened by the news and would like to pass on our thoughts to everyone affected by this tragedy.

"The Trust is working hard to support pupils and staff through this very difficult time."

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Police have also moved to reassure members of the public that this was an isolated incident.

Speaking at the weekend, Detective Superintendent Craig Rudd, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “This incident has resulted in the tragic death of a young girl, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

“I would like to thank the local community for their patience and cooperation while investigative work is still being carried out at the scene, and to reassure residents that we believe this to be an isolated incident.”