Girl, seven, ‘is stabbed to death in attack by woman in a park in Bolton’
- Woman in her 30s ‘arrested in Bolton’ after young girl reportedly stabbed today
- Police called to Queen’s Park after reports two women had attacked the child
- Eyewitnesses said they saw victim being given CPR and later reported she died
A seven-year-old girl has died and a woman in her 30s was arrested after a stabbing in a park in Bolton, it has been reported.
Emergency services were called to Queen’s Park at just after 3pm this afternoon after reports a young girl had been attacked by two women who then fled the scene.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing the victim being given CPR as two adults stood ‘covered in blood’ nearby.
Pictured: Police parked at a cordoned-off entrance to Queen’s Park, Bolton where a seven-year-old died after reportedly being stabbed
All entrances to the 22-acre park were taped off and families were told to leave the area as forensic officers carried out investigations.
Around ten police cars flocked to the park and the North West Air Ambulance attended the scene as medics desperately tried to the save the seven-year-old’s life.
Witness Kelly Roscoe said on Facebook: ‘Me and Lee have just taken Ava for some fresh air on Queen’s Park and have just witnessed a little girl being given CPR with two adults stood covered in blood.
‘A couple of people said that two women had stabbed the little girl and ran off.
An Air Ambulance arrives at Queen’s Park in Bolton after a seven-year-old girl was reportedly stabbed
All entrances to the park were taped off and families were told to leave the area as forensic officers carried out investigations at the scene
‘Police, ambulance and helicopters everywhere covering the park!!!’
Another witness, Paula Whylie, said she had watched an Air Ambulance land in the park from her mother’s hospice room.
‘It’s all taped off now, if what I’m reading is right we are living in a sad, sad world,’ she added.
Others described ‘at least 10’ police cars descending on the park, with ‘both main entrances’ closed and the rest ‘cordoned off’.
Witnesses described ‘at least 10’ police cars descending on the park (pictured), with ‘both main entrances’ closed and the rest ‘cordoned off’
Greater Manchester Police (pictured at the scene) confirmed it was dealing with an ongoing incident and urged people to stay away from the area
‘There’s around 10 officers guarding one entrance. There’s a bit of a crowd of people forming as well,’ one witness said.
The park had been busy with families enjoying the weekend sunshine despite government orders to avoid public gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed it was dealing with an ongoing incident and urged people to stay away from the area.