A 15-year-old girl who died following a 'stabbing has now been named by police – as a teenage boy is charged with murder.

Shortly after 5.10pm on Friday (January 27) police were alerted by the ambulance service to a report of a teenage boy and girl being injured in the Priestpopple area of the town centre.

Emergency services attended the scene where they found the boy and girl – aged 16 and 15 – had suffered serious injuries consistent with having been caused by a bladed article.

Read more: Hexham stabbing victim named locally as Holly Newton

They were both taken to hospital, where the girl passed away.

On Sunday (January 29), she can now be named as 15-year-old Holly Newton, of Haltwhistle in Northumberland.

Both families continue to be supported by specially trained officers.

The injured boy remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Another boy, aged 16, was arrested on suspicion of assault and later on suspicion of murder.

Read more: Police still at scene of fatal Hexham 'stabbing' after teen dies

He has since been charged with murder, attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is scheduled to appear before magistrates in Newcastle on Monday (January 30).

Chief Superintendent Sam Rennison, Area Commander for Northumberland and North Tyneside, of Northumbria Police, said: “Holly still had so much left to look forward to in life, and this tragic incident has left her family devastated beyond words.

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“Their grief simply cannot be put into words, and our thoughts are with both families involved and their loved ones as we continue to support them in every way we can.

“The investigation is ongoing, and I’d like to show my appreciation to the people of Hexham – and beyond – who have greatly assisted with our enquiries and shown their support.

“While our enquiries continue, we do believe all those involved are known to each other and there is no wider risk to the public.

Read more: Police continue investigation into Hexham 'stabbing' incident

She added: “Officers will remain in the area over the coming days, and we would encourage anyone with concerns to speak directly with them.

“With a teenage boy now charged in connection with this incident, I would ask that everyone continues to avoid any speculation – both out in the community and on social media – that could jeopardise the live legal proceedings.

“I would also remind people that the person who has been charged is under the age of 18, is legally entitled to anonymity and must not be named or identified.”

Anyone with information, who has not yet shared it, is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of Northumbria Police's website or by calling 101, quoting log NP-20230127-0795.