Teenage girl charged with attempted murder after school 'assault'

Child also accused of threatening a person with a blade or sharp-pointed article

The accused girl cannot be named for legal reasons (file pic)
The accused girl cannot be named for legal reasons (file pic)

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly assaulting another girl at their school.

The victim, aged 15, was taken to hospital in Portsmouth for treatment to a minor injury following the incident at the Petersfield School, Petersfield, Hampshire, on Monday.

The arrested girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with attempted murder and threatening a person with a blade or sharp-pointed article. She was remanded to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: “A 14-year-old girl has been charged following a serious assault at the Petersfield School on Monday April 25.

“Officers were called at 9.35am to the school on Cranford Road. A 15-year-old girl who was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital to be treated for a minor injury is now recovering at home.

“The 14-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons and who was arrested in connection with the assault, has now been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of threatening a person with a blade or sharp pointed article on school premises.”

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