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A SCHOOLGIRL aged just nine stabbed to death in a market town in Boston, Lincolnshire


A schoolgirl aged just nine was 'murdered' in a suspected stabbing in a market town overnight.


The youngster, who has not yet been identified, was tragically found on a quiet lane in Boston, Lincolnshire - with emergency services rushing to the scene.


Lincolnshire Police have now launched a murder probe after the horrifying discovery that has shocked the town.


Forensic officers were last night seen examining the scene, with an evidence tent set up in Fountain Lane, Boston, after the tragedy unfolded about 6.20pm.


And police were again at the scene today - saying they would remain at the lane for the "foreseeable future".


The tragic victim's family have been told of her death - with the local community shaken by the horror.


A force spokesman said: "We have launched a murder investigation.


"The area has been cordoned off and we will be at the scene for the foreseeable future.


"The young girl’s parents have been informed.


"Our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.


"Her family will be supported by specialist trained officers."


Matt Warman MP, for Boston and Skegness, said his thoughts were with the young girl’s family.


He said: “Profoundly shocking news in Boston this evening. My thoughts are with the family of the girl involved - if you have any information that might help the police with their ongoing investigation please use the contact details below.


"I have spoken to senior officers locally and am hugely grateful for all the emergency services’ work."


He added: "I would ask that people refrain from speculating while this hugely important police investigation is ongoing.


“It is vital that those responsible are brought to justice.”


Local residents have told of their shock and fear last night.


One said: "This is beyond a parent's worst nightmare."


Another added: "What a tragic waste of a young girl's life.

"Heartbreaking for her family."


And a third said: "Scary, scary world.


"Makes you not want to let your children go out and play."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting incident 419 of July 28.





Credit: thesun.co.uk