Eight teenagers suspected of murder after boy was stabbed to death in Bath

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Six boys and two girls have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in Bath on Saturday.

Avon and Somerset Police said officers were called to Eastfield Avenue, Bath shortly after 11pm on Saturday to reports of a boy being stabbed.

The force said the boy received first aid from members of the public, but died at the scene.

A 35-year-old woman was also stabbed in the incident and taken to Royal United Hospital, but has since been released.

Six boys and two girls – all between the ages of 15 and 17 – were arrested on a bus on suspicion of murder, and all remain in custody.

Chief Inspector Ronald Lungu of the Bath Ward team said: ‘This is a tragic incident and our thoughts this morning are very much with the family of the deceased boy.

“They were informed of what happened as soon as possible and are understandably devastated. Specialized family liaison officers will now be assigned to them to provide support and keep them informed.

It is a story of rupture. More soon.

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