A MAN who murdered a schoolgirl and dumped her body on the Yorkshire moors 30 years ago will appeal against his life sentence.
Ronald Castree, 54, was jailed in November 2007 for abducting and killing 11-year-old Lesley Molseed in 1975.
Castree, of Brandon Crescent, Oldham, Greater Manchester, was told he must serve a minimum of 30 years.
Crown prosecutors confirmed Castree will fight the length of his sentence at the Appeal Court in Leeds on 29 July.
Lesley vanished from her Rochdale home in October 1975. Her body was later found on Rishworth Moor, above Ripponden.
Stefan Kiszko was wrongly convicted for the murder and spent 16 years in jail. He died soon after his release.
Bradford Crown Court heard Castree, a comic book dealer, had abducted Lesley as she went on an errand for her mother on Sunday 5 October, 1975.
Her body was found three days later on moorland on the border of West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
She had been stabbed 12 times during a “frenzied attack”, the jury was told.