A nine-year-old girl has been stabbed to death in England. Two people have been arrested in connection with the crime in the city of Boston, Lincolnshire police said on Friday. The authority did not provide any further information about the sex and age of the suspects or the circumstances. The child was found on a quiet street in the city center early Thursday evening. The family is being looked after psychologically, it said.
Residents and politicians were shocked. The port city of Boston in the east of the country was the place with the highest number of murders and attempted murders per 100,000 inhabitants in England and Wales in 2016. Knife violence is rampant in the UK. Over the weekend, three people were stabbed to death in different crimes in London alone, as well as one person in the southern English city of Southampton. Often it is about violence among teenagers. Recently, the case of twelve-year-old Ava caused a stir. A boy who was 14 at the time of the crime stabbed the girl in the neck in November 2021 in Liverpool city center over a Snapchat video. In many cases, gang crime or drugs play a role.