Teenage girl stabbed in quiet village found by dog walker after lying injured for hours

Ellen Manning

Sun, 2 October 2022 at 7:55 pm

Police car and tape cordon
Police are investigating after a teenage girl was stabbed and left lying injured for hours. (Stock image: Getty)

A teenage girl stabbed in a Suffolk village was left lying injured for hours before she was finally found by a dog walker.

The girl is believed to have been attacked at around 2am on Sunday morning (2 October) in Benhall near Saxmundham, Suffolk, but wasn’t found until 7am by a dog walker who contacted emergency services.

The girl was treated for stab wounds and a back injury and taken to Ipswich hospital where she remains in a stable condition, Suffolk Police said.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The girl was stabbed in the quiet village of Benham, near Saxmundham, Suffolk. (Google Maps)
The girl was stabbed in the quiet village of Benhall, near Saxmundham, Suffolk. (Google Maps)

In a statement, Suffolk Police said: “Both the victim and suspect are known to each other and at this time police are treating it as an isolated incident with no wider threat to the public.”

On Sunday the scene remained cordoned off while investigations were carried out.

Police have urged anyone who may have seen anyone in the area of the assault and nearby during the early hours of Sunday to get in touch.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information or knowledge of the incident should contact Suffolk police quoting CAD 83 of Sunday 2 October.

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