A 15-year-old girl who was tragically killed in a stabbing in Hexham was named locally as a “beautiful” teenager.
A girl named Holly Newton, also known as Holly Olivia, was stabbed hours after leaving school on Friday night.
Friends described Holly Olivia as a “beautiful” girl who loves to dance.
A 16-year-old boy remains in custody on suspicion of murder.
Holly Newton (pictured), also known as Holly Olivia, was stabbed hours after leaving school on Friday night.
A floral tribute on the scene yesterday morning in Hexham, Northumberland
Yesterday, family and friends left messages, flowers, and teddy bears outside the Halifax Bank in Priestpopple, Hexham, Northumberland, and were moved. Compliments.
One of the messages the darling left was, “All love to the most beautiful girl in the world. I will miss you Holly forever.”
Another read: “To our baby Holly. Our hearts are broken right now. We love you so much.”
Ah go fund me A page in memory of Holly was launched and donations exceeded the £3,000 goal in less than a day.
Northumbria Police received a call shortly after 5:10 pm on Friday that a teenage boy and girl were injured in the Priestpopple area of Hexham.
A 16-year-old boy arrested for assault was arrested for murder
A dedicated search team conducts an on-site investigation
A boy and girl, aged 16 and 15, respectively, who attended emergency services, suffered serious injuries “consistent with those caused by a knife.” Both were taken to hospital, but the girl died later that evening.
Police said, “Two families are being supported by specially trained officers during this devastating time. Arrested on suspicion, he remains in police custody.
“Our thoughts are with all our loved ones and supporting them in any way we can during this tragic time. I am determined to
Chief Superintendent Sam Rennison of Northumbria Police said this was “tragic news” and that police believed everyone involved knew each other.
Police were spotted at the site of the attack Friday night with an ambulance crew
At a press conference on Saturday, she said: “First and foremost, my deepest condolences to her loved ones during this truly devastating time.
“A 16-year-old boy who was also injured in the incident remains in a stable condition at the hospital.
“He and his family are also in our hearts. An investigation will begin soon and although this is at a very early stage, we are confident that all involved know each other.
“I would like to thank the public for their continued support and cooperation.
“Especially those who tried to help the injured boys and girls at the scene yesterday.”
Hexham Mayor Derek Kennedy said, “This is an absolute tragedy.
“Parents are really concerned about their children’s health because they are all part of this community. All schools, children really feel the pain and suffering and shock of such a horrific incident. I am really worried about that.
“The community of Hexham has a very low crime rate, a generally caring community and was awarded the Happiest Place to Live in England last year.
“It’s such a warm, loving community that when a tragedy like this happens, we always find it much harder and lose a sixth.
“To encounter such a young man and the alleged perpetrator being a young man on the main street at 5 p.m. is just shocking. Everyone is shocked and has a hard time accepting it.” It will ruin so many lives.”
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