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Girl, aged 17, dies of stab wounds

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/04/2016

A 17-year-old girl has died days after being stabbed in an attack in Lower Hutt.

The teenager was knifed in Naenae on Sunday and a man was arrested shortly afterwards.

Police say they have upgraded their investigation to a homicide after the girl's death in hospital.

The 39-year-old man remains in custody and police expect to lay further charges when he next appears in court.

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