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Teenage girl in court as Co Armagh knife victim recovers

Lurgan Sinn Féin councillor Liam Mackle
Mairead Holland

A TEENAGE girl stabbed in the neck in Co Armagh on Friday night is understood to be recovering well.

The 15-year-old was injured in the incident at Dean's Walk in the Shankill area of Lurgan around 9pm.

Another schoolgirl, aged 14, is due to appear at Lisburn Courthouse today charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

At the weekend, the victim's mother took to social media, posting that her daughter's surgery had gone well. She wrote: "Out of surgery. All went well! She is very very lucky... Will be sore when she wakes up but will make a full recovery."

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said the teenager received treatment at the scene before being taken to Craigavon Area Hospital.

She was later transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, where her condition has been described as "stable".

Lurgan Sinn Féin councillor Liam Mackle has expressed his shock at the incident.

He said, "Anyone with information that helps the police in their investigation should bring it forward.”

Police can be contacted on 101, quoting serial number 1499 of 19/04/19.

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