Schoolboy, 13, is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a girl, also 13, is stabbed

Schoolboy, 13, is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after 13-year-old girl is stabbed in park

  • A 13-year-old boy is in custody after a girl, also 13, was stabbed in Sheffield 
  • South Yorkshire Police were called to Hillsborough Park after the stabbing
  • The boy is being held on suspicion of attempted murder as police investigate
  • It is believed the boy and girl know each other and there is no risk to the public 

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a girl, also 13.

South Yorkshire Police were called to Hillsborough Park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, at around 9pm on Tuesday after reports that a 13-year-old girl had been stabbed.

The victim was stabbed in her abdomen and taken to hospital, where she is in a stable condition.

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and is currently in police custody.

Detective superintendent Nikki Leach said: ‘We know that this incident will have caused deep concern amongst the local community and beyond.

A 13-year-old boy is in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a girl, also 13, in Hillsborough Park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (pictured)

A 13-year-old boy is in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a girl, also 13, in Hillsborough Park in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (pictured)

‘We have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the incident and our enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances of what led to the victim being stabbed.

‘We believe the victim and suspect to be known to each other and we are satisfied that there is no wider risk to the public.

‘Officers remain at the scene and are carrying out additional patrols to provide you with reassurance.

‘If you see our officers, please do speak to them – they are there to help and support you.’

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is advised to contact South Yorkshire Police.

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