A teenage girl has been stabbed in the neck in Co Armagh.
The 15-year-old was attacked in the Deans Walk area of Lurgan shortly before 9pm last night (Saturday).
A PNSI spokesman tweeted: “Police appeal for witnesses following incident in the Deans Walk area of Lurgan around 9pm this eve in which 15 yo girl was stabbed in the neck.
“She is in a critical condition in hospital. Another teenager is helping police with enquiries.
“If you saw what happened call 101.”
A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said the teenager received treatment at the scene and was then taken to Craigavon Area Hospital.
Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly spoke of her shock at this horrific incident.
“I spoke to the police this evening and I understand the very young teenage girl is in surgery,” said Mrs Kelly.
“I understand someone is being spoken to in relation to this incident and if any one has any information, I would appeal for them to come forward to assist the PSNI in their enquiries.”
Sinn Fein councillor Liam Mackle said he was shocked at what happened.
“It appears that a young girl has been stabbed this evening in the Deans Walk area. Details are still coming out and it’s important that anyone with information helps the police in their investigation,” he said.
SDLP representative Ciaran Toman added: “Everyone in the community is shocked. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones. Everyone in this community is upset and disturbed at what happened. Everybody hopes that the young girl, who has been taken to hospital, makes a full recovery.
“I would appeal to anyone with information to contact the PSNI by calling 101.”
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