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Girl stabbed and left bleeding in street found hours later by dog walker

Metro logo Metro 03/10/2022 Liam Coleman
Police at the scene in Benhall, Suffolk Picture: (East Anglia News Service) © Provided by Metro Police at the scene in Benhall, Suffolk Picture: (East Anglia News Service)

A teenage girl was stabbed and left to die in a brutal attack, before a dog-walker found her five hours later.

She was attacked at around 2am but paramedics were not called until 7am when she was discovered.

She was left to die after the violent attack in Benhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, yesterday morning.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The teenage girl was found five hours after she was attacked near the village green (Picture: East Anglia News Service) © Provided by Metro The teenage girl was found five hours after she was attacked near the village green (Picture: East Anglia News Service) Officers have arrested a 17-year-old boy in relation to the attack (Picture: East Anglia News Service) © Provided by Metro Officers have arrested a 17-year-old boy in relation to the attack (Picture: East Anglia News Service)

Richard Smith, who represents Blything ward at Suffolk County Council, expressed his shock after hearing of the stabbing.

He said: ‘This incident is very clearly shocking. I hope the young lady who has been stabbed can make a full recovery.

‘This is a horrible incident, but these horrible incidents can happen.

I was saddened to read about it and I hope the girl can make a speedy recovery.’

Forensics and officers were seen scouring the scene close to the junction of Aldecar Lane and Benhall Green.

Police have said both the victim and suspect are known to each other.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information to contact police.

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