A GIRL who was stabbed and set on fire in Blackpool was originally from Bolton.

The body of 16-year-old Sasha Marsden was found in a back alley in the South Shore area of Blackpool on Thursday.

A police spokesman confirmed Sasha, pictured, used to live in Bolton.

David Minto, aged 22, of Kirby Road, Blackpool, has been charged with murder.

Sasha, a student at Blackpool and Fylde College, lived in Staining.

Her heartbroken family paid tribute to her.

In a statement, her parents, Jayne and Gary, said: “No words can express how we feel.

“Our beautiful daughter has been taken from us. She was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, great granddaughter, auntie, niece, cousin and girlfriend.

“She was very much loved and her loss has left a huge gap in all our lives, a gap that can never be filled.”

Sasha’s brothers Mark Brett, aged 24, and Thomas Nicholl, aged 21, and sisters Katie Brett, aged 24, and Gemma Aitchison, aged 26, have also paid tribute to their sister.

Miss Brett said: “She is a gorgeous little lady and knows how to make an impression and when you meet her, you would never forget her.”