Pupil 12 years, arrested over fatally stabbing of a student on her way home from school

Pupil 12 years, arrested over fatally stabbing of a student on her way home from school
Pupil 12 years, arrested over fatally stabbing of a student on her way home from school

The victim was reportedly attacked with a knife, however, Essex Police has yet to confirm the weapon. The child was assaulted at about 3.15 pm outside Shoeburyness High School in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, on Friday 29th November.

Police and paramedics setting up a tape boundary around the area shortly after the incident.

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Parents told the Southend Echo of their distress and said children were ‘shaken up’ by what they had seen. In a letter to parents, headteacher Clare Costello said: ‘There was a fight between two girls which resulted in one of the students becoming injured. ‘

The injured girl was supported by the school staff at the (Shoeburyness) youth center until her parents and an ambulance arrived.

‘As with all incidents of this nature the police were called and it is now in their hands. ‘As you can fully appreciate, as this is now a police matter I am unable to make any further comments.’


A spokesman for Essex Police said officers and the ambulance service were called to reports of a girl being stabbed at around 3.15 pm. They said: ‘The girl was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be very serious.

‘Officers arrived and arrested a 12-year-old girl on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. An investigation is ongoing.’ The suspect has since been released on bail until 18th December 2019. Read Here

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