Two arrested after a 9-year-old schoolgirl was stabbed to death

After a 9-year-old female was found dead on Friday, July 28 in Boston, Lincolnshire, police opened a murder inquiry.

The girl passed away in the market town after what was allegedly a street stabbing. Two people have been detained, Chief Superintendent Kate Anderson said to the media this morning.

She said; 

“A nine-year-old girl has died of what we believe to be the result of a stab wound. We’ve arrested two people in connection with the incident.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident and we are pursuing extensive lines of enquiry and have committed a number of resources to this investigation.”

Two arrested after a 9-year-old schoolgirl was stabbed to death

She added a “high number of specialist detectives” have been called in to help with the investigation – although cops are “not yet in a position to name the victim”.

Declining to confirm the nationality of the victim’s family, she said: “At the moment we are respecting the wishes of the family by not releasing her details.”

Two arrested after a 9-year-old schoolgirl was stabbed to death

When asked if those arrested were adults or juveniles, Anderson said;

“We have a number of active lines of inquiry.

“It would be unfair for me to speculate on potential motives.”

Forensic officers set up an evidence tent in the town’s Fountain Lane last night after the tragedy unfolded around 6.20pm.

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