Video: Woman (26) held over stabbing death of schoolgirl (13) in Doncaster
A WOMAN was being questioned by detectives today following the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old girl.
The teenager, who was named by sources as Casey Kearney, collapsed in Elmfield Park, Doncaster, following the attack yesterday afternoon.
South Yorkshire Police launched a murder inquiry after she died at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
Officers said a 26-year-old woman had been arrested and remained in police custody.
Emergency services were called to the Elmfield Park area of Doncaster on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the attack had been reported to them by the girl herself, who raised the alarm just before 1.20pm.
A member of staff at the nearby Earl of Doncaster Hotel, who declined to give his name, said the park had been cordoned off by officers, who also spoke his the general manager about the incident.
The victim was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary. A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “The 13-year-old girl subject to a serious assault in the Elmfield Park area of Doncaster has died.
“Police are now treating this as a murder investigation and a 26-year-old woman earlier arrested on suspicion of serious assault in connection with incident remains in police custody.
“We are not yet in a position to name the 13-year-old girl. A post mortem will be held in due course.”
A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "We were called around 1.15pm yesterday to Elmfield Park.
"We sent one ambulance and two rapid response vehicles to the scene and a female patient was treated and taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary for further care."
The spokeswoman was not able to confirm the nature of the girl's injuries.