Disabled teenage girl fighting for life after being stabbed ’50 or 60 times’

The teenager was found with serious injuries on Thursday after being stabbed a number of times. A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder and has appeared in court where he has not yet pleaded to the charge

A disabled teenage girl is in hospital fighting for her life after being stabbed “50 or 60 times”.

The 16-year-old was found in a field in Sittingbourne, Kent, just after 8am on Thursday, July 22, with serious stab wounds.

Paramedics rushed her to a London hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

A boy, also 16, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with attempted murder.

He appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Prosecutor Andrew Jones said it was understood the teens were known to each other.

It is understood the pair had met at her home and walked off together, he said.

The Sun reports that the girl, who struggles to walk long distances due to her physical disability, began to lag behind so he reportedly picked her up and carried her to the secluded park known as The orchards.

It is there that he allegedly stabbed the girl. It is believed the attack happened the night before the girl was found by a member of the public who called the police.

The court heard a full psychiatric assessment will take place before the boy’s next court hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on August 23.

Kent Police are keen to hear from anyone who could have information, especially those who were walking in the area between 11pm on Wednesday, July 21 and 3am on Thursday, July 22.

They also say there will be an increased number of officers in the area while inquiries at the scene take place.

The force says officers are keen to hear from anyone who owns CCTV, or dash camera footage, recorded in the vicinity.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Kimber of Kent Police said: “We are still appealing for the public to come forward with any information they may have which can assist in this investigation.

‘We are keen to piece together the victims last known movements and would urge anyone who has any information to make contact.”