Crime scene in Liverpool
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After the fatal knife attack on a twelve-year-old in Liverpool, a 14-year-old was charged with murder, according to police.
The boy, who also has to answer for possession of a blade, should appear in court on Monday, as reported by the BBC, among others.
Three other teenagers were suspected and arrested in a homicide case.
You are now at large again.
The police had been informed of the crime in central Liverpool on Thursday evening.
There they found the girl named Ava lying on the floor.
A witness had previously given first aid.
Rescue workers took the twelve-year-old to a hospital, where she died a short time later.
Her body was then autopsied.
As the deputy chief of police Jon Roy announced, the twelve-year-old was "involved in a verbal argument that culminated in Ava being attacked and suffering catastrophic injuries." The suspects initially managed to escape.
The act happened after the Christmas lights were turned on
Ava, who attended Notre Dame Catholic College in Everton, was described by Headmaster Peter Duddy as "an incredibly popular girl with a fantastic group of friends."
A friend told the Guardian that Ava was "such a loving and caring girl," and that she only went out on Thursday to have fun.
During the attack, many people were in the center of Liverpool, where the Christmas lights had been switched on shortly before, the investigators said.
The day after the crime, many people laid flowers to express their sadness.
Ava's death should remind everyone of the role they must play in eliminating violence against women and girls, Roy said after the fact.
In the run-up to Christmas, additional police forces are said to be on the road in the city.
The police promised the Ava family to respect their privacy and called on them not to spread rumors on social networks.
bam / dpa