Two teenagers arrested after 16-year-old girl is stabbed to death in Warrington
Detectives have issued a public appeal for information.
Two teenagers have been arrested following a stabbing in a Warrington park over the weekend where a 16-year-old girl was killed.
Detectives from Cheshire Police have confirmed that a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, both from the Culcheth area of Warrington, have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and currently remain in custody assisting police with their investigation.
The arrests come after emergency services were called to Linear Park in Culcheth by members of the public at 3:13pm on Saturday 11 February 2023.
The body of a teenage girl was found on a path, where she was sadly pronounced dead.
The girl was later named by police as 16-year-old Brianna Ghey.
While a post-mortem examination on Brianna’s body is ongoing, police are now looking for witnesses and have issued a public for information.
“A number of enquiries in relation to this incident are underway and we are doing all that we can to establish the exact circumstances of what has happened,” explained Cheshire Police’s Detective Chief Superintendent Mike Evans.
“At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that the circumstances surrounding Brianna’s death are hate related.”
DS Evans has assured residents that patrols in the Culcheth area have been “stepped up”, and that officers will remain local to provide reassurance and address any concerns people may have.
Appealing to the public for information, DS Evans continued: “I would ask anyone who has any information, no matter how big or small, that they believe could help with our investigation to get in touch.
“We are also keen for people and businesses within the local community to check any CCTV or dashcam footage for anything that may aid our investigation.”
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Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 1476832 or reporting it via the website.
Alternatively, information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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