Wednesday 18 September 2019

Girl (14) charged over stabbing which left female teen badly injured

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Brett Campbell

A 14-year-old girl has been charged over a stabbing in Lurgan that left another female teenager badly injured.

The 15-year-old victim was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast following the incident on Friday night.

Police said the 14-year-old has been charged with grievous bodily harm. She is due to appear at Lisburn court today.

The victim underwent life-saving surgery after being attacked in Dean's Walk around 9pm.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to Craigavon Area Hospital.

She was then transferred to hospital in Belfast due to the extent of her injuries and was admitted to intensive care.

She remained unconscious and on a ventilator prior to the operation on Saturday.

Her relieved mum posted on social media afterwards: "Out of surgery. All went well.

"She is very very lucky - will be sore when she wakes up but will make a full recovery."

Earlier her uncle had expressed fear that his niece would be left with lasting damage as a result of the "terrible injuries" she sustained.

"I hope she's going to be OK," he wrote on Twitter.

"They aren't sure what permanent damage will be done."

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart described the attack as "horrendous" and said her thoughts and prayers are with the young victim.

Sinn Fein councillor Liam Mackle described the incident as "shocking".

Belfast Telegraph

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