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Teenage girl (15) in critical condition after being stabbed in neck

General view of Dean's Walk in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, where a 15-year-old girl was stabbed in an incident around 9pm on Friday night. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.
General view of Dean's Walk in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, where a 15-year-old girl was stabbed in an incident around 9pm on Friday night. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

A 15-year-old girl is in critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in the neck in Lurgan.

The incident occurred in the Deans Walk area around 9pm on Friday.

A teenager is helping police with enquiries.

An officer, posting on the PSNI Craigavon Facebook page, said: “Last night around 9pm at Dean’s Walk in Lurgan, our crews attended a difficult and traumatic scene at which a teenage girl had been stabbed in the neck.

"Thanks purely to the professionalism and skill of our NHS colleagues, we are not dealing with a dead teenager today. A second teenage girl was arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and remains in custody.

"We are aware that a group of teenagers were in the area at the time, and believe that many will have seen what happened, but left prior to our arrival.

"Some will be sitting at home today, wondering whether to speak up about what they witnessed. Some parents may be aware that their child has seen something. That could be vital information. We cannot be clear enough about it - this was not some graze or a small cut. This was a life changing, near fatal neck wound which has left a young girl fighting for her life."

An Ambulance Service spokesperson said that a teenage girl had received treatment at the scene and been taken to Craigavon Area Hospital.

If you have information contact Police on 101 and quote serial number 1499 of 19/04/19.

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