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Boy, 16, appears in court charged with stabbing Holly Newton, 15, to death outside takeaway – as her family pay tribute

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A TEEN boy appeared in court today charged with stabbing a 15-year-old girl to death in the street.
Holly Newton was knifed shortly after leaving school on Friday in Hexham, Northumberland.
Holly Newton was stabbed to death after leaving school4Holly Newton was stabbed to death after leaving schoolCredit: PAA prison van is driven into Newcastle Upon Tyne Magistrates' Court today with Holly's murder suspect inside4A prison van is driven into Newcastle Upon Tyne Magistrates’ Court today with Holly’s murder suspect insideCredit: NNPHer boyfriend was rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after attempting to save Holly.
A 16-year-old boy, who can’t be named, appeared at Newcastle Upon Tyne Magistrates’ Court today.
He is charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
The teen spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.
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No details were given during the brief hearing and he was not asked to enter any pleas.
The boy was remanded into youth detention to next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday.
It comes as Holly’s family today paid tribute to the “bright and bubbly girl” who was “so passionate about her family and many friends”.
A statement said: “She was a much-loved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin.

“Holly was always a popular girl, who was loved by so many people – not just in Hexham – but all over the North East.
“Holly also loved dancing and was so talented – and a big part of her spare time was spent at classes and taking part in competitions up and down the country.
“She had her whole life ahead of her and we are still coming to terms with the fact that our beautiful and loving girl is no longer with us.
“Rest in peace to our baby girl – we love you so much and our lives will never be the same without you here. You touched so many hearts and you will be missed beyond words by all of your family and loved ones.
“As a family, we would like to thank everyone in the community for their support and kind words.”
The horror unfolded on Friday just after 5pm outside Pizza Pizza restaurant.
Holly and her boyfriend had staggered into the takeaway where stunned staff rushed to help them.
The teen girl was taken to hospital but sadly couldn’t be saved and died shortly after.
Holly’s heartbroken mum revealed her boyfriend had tried to save Holly.
Keen dancer Holly was a year 10 pupil at Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School.
The town was named the happiest place to live in Great Britain last year in a study by Rightmove.
Northumbria Police said the investigation is ongoing, with officers remaining in the area for the next few days.
The force said: “Holly still had so much left to look forward to in life, and this tragic incident has left her family devastated beyond words.
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“Our thoughts are with both families involved and their loved ones as we continue to support them in every way we can.”
A teen boy has been charged with murder4A teen boy has been charged with murderCredit: NCJMediaThe investigation into Holly's death is ongoing4The investigation into Holly’s death is ongoingCredit: NNP
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