A SCHOOLGIRL has died and a boy has been seriously hurt after they were allegedly stabbed in a horror town centre attack.
Cops have arrested a 16-year-old boy after the youngsters were allegedly knifed in Hexham, Northumberland, shortly after 5pm yesterday.
3A boy has been arrested after two teens were allegedly stabbed in HexhamCredit: NCJMedia3Police say the area in the town centre will be cordoned off into the weekendCredit: NCJMedia3Cops at the scene this morningEmergency services attended the scene where the boy, 16, and girl, 15, had suffered serious injuries.
They were both taken to hospital, with the girl’s injuries described as life-threatening.
Despite the best efforts of hospital staff, the girl died later that night.
The boy suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital in a stable condition.
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An investigation was immediately launched, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault, and later on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.
Chief Superintendent Sam Rennison, Area Commander for Northumberland and North Tyneside, of Northumbria Police, said: “A teenage girl has sadly died, leaving her family completely devastated beyond words. Another boy has also been seriously injured.
“Our thoughts are very much with their loved ones at this awful time, and we are supporting them in every way we can.
“We are determined to find out exactly what happened and bring anyone involved to justice. A full investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.
“We have arrested a teenager in relation to the incident and officers remain in the area to carry out a range of enquiries and offer reassurance to the community.
“While our investigation is at an early stage, we do believe all those involved are known to each other.
She added: “We would like to thank the public for their continued support and cooperation and would ask people not to speculate on details of the investigation.
“What might seem like an innocent post on social media to you, could in reality disrupt an ongoing investigation and cause further upset to the family of the victims.
“We would ask that if you did see something or have information in relation to what has happened, and have not yet spoken to us, please come forward directly to officers.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20230127-0795.
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