Ellie Gould was stabbed to death in Wiltshire by her ex-boyfriend Thomas Griffiths.
Ellie Gould was stabbed to death in Wiltshire by her ex-boyfriend Thomas Griffiths.

Teen stabs ex-girlfriend to death

A teenage boy has pleaded guilty to murdering a "kind and caring" schoolgirl by stabbing her to death in her home.

Ellie Gould was discovered dead in Calne in May - with 17-year-old killer Thomas Griffiths arrested later that day, The Sun reports.

He pleaded guilty to murdering the schoolgirl at Bristol Crown Court in the UK and can now be identified after a judge lifted reporting restrictions.

The teenager, who was due to stand trial in October, will be sentenced at a later date.

It has since been revealed the gruesome murder was not random and the 17-year-old knew her killer.

Emergency crews were scrambled to the family home on the afternoon of May 3 where they discovered the teenager dead with stab wounds.

Ellie Gould was stabbed to death in Wiltshire by her ex-boyfriend Thomas Griffiths. Credit: South West News Service.
Ellie Gould was stabbed to death in Wiltshire by her ex-boyfriend Thomas Griffiths. Credit: South West News Service.

Her heartbroken family previously described the keen horse rider and talented showjumper as "fun-loving and a joy to be around".

They added: "We would like Ellie to be remembered as a kind, caring young lady with a wonderful, fun personality."

FUTURE DREAMS THWARTED

Gould had reportedly been in her final year of high school, and her dad was teaching her how to drive when she was cruelly killed.

The schoolgirl also had dreams of becoming a police officer and was looking forward to attending university.

Gould's teacher, Lisa Percy, said: "The whole community at Hardenhuish was completely devastated by the death of Gould back in May.

"Ellie was an extremely popular student in our sixth form.

"She was popular, friendly and very talented, and understandably her death has hugely impacted on our school.

 

Thomas Griffiths confessed to killing Ellie Gould. Picture: Wiltshire Police
Thomas Griffiths confessed to killing Ellie Gould. Picture: Wiltshire Police

 

The teen had dreams of entering the police force. Picture: Family photo/Wiltshire Police
The teen had dreams of entering the police force. Picture: Family photo/Wiltshire Police

 

"Her close knit group of friends have shown strength beyond their young years in the months that have followed Ellie's death, and have supported one another extraordinarily well.

We continue to support our students with the help of partner agencies who have been invaluable to our school during such an unprecedented time.

"Our thoughts continue to remain with Ellie's family at this time."

Detective Chief Insp Jim Taylor, from Wiltshire Police, also paid tribute to the tragic teenager after Griffiths admitted killing her.

 

The teenager was a keen horserider. Picture: Family photo
The teenager was a keen horserider. Picture: Family photo

 

He said: "Ellie was in her first year of sixth form and was looking forward to the next steps in her education.

"Her parents have told me that she was considering a career in the police and had been looking into attending university.

"The options available to Ellie were endless but her hopes and dreams will now sadly never be realised."

 

The Wiltshire home where Ellie Gould was found murdered. Picture: Google
The Wiltshire home where Ellie Gould was found murdered. Picture: Google

 

This story first appeared in The Sun and has been republished here with permission.


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