The father of an 11-year-old girl found strangled at her home has appeared in court charged with her murder.
Rebecca Thompson was discovered at the house in Holmefield Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, on Saturday, June 22.
Her father Simon Thompson, 52, was taken to hospital after being involved in a car crash in the early hours of the same day.
He has now appeared at Hatfield Magistrates' Court, where he was remanded in custody.
Rebecca's headteacher paid tribute to the schoolgirl.
In a statement, Rita Cooper, head of Sacred Heart Primary School, said: "It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Rebecca who was in Year Six at Sacred Heart.
"Rebecca was a lovely girl who was hard-working and did well in her learning. She was looking forward to secondary school.
"The whole school is very distressed by this tragedy and our thoughts are with her family and friends."