April 19. 2024. 8:43

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Teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder after fatal stabbing of girl (16) in England

A boy and girl, both aged 15, have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey in a park in Warrington, England, Cheshire police have said.

A statement from the force said: “Detectives have arrested two teenagers following the death of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey.

“Emergency services were called to Linear Park in Culcheth by members of the public at 3.13pm yesterday after Brianna’s body was found on a path where she was sadly pronounced dead.

“As part of ongoing inquiries, a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl – both from the local area – have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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“They are currently in custody assisting police with their investigation.”

A postmortem examination is taking place to establish the cause of death, and Cheshire constabulary said Brianna received multiple stab wounds.

Det Chief Supt Mike Evans, of Cheshire constabulary, earlier said: “This is a truly awful attack on a 16-year-old girl, who has sadly lost her very short life. We are appealing for any information that will help us find who has done this to Brianna.”

He had said police were particularly keen to speak to two people who were seen in the park where Brianna’s body was found, described as a white man and woman in their late teens or early 20s, both with dark, curly hair.

The man was wearing a longish dark hooded coat, and the woman had a distinctive red or purple and black checked blanket-style coat and a long flowing skirt, dress or trousers. – Guardian