13-year-old among suspects arrested after woman stabbed to death

Guardian staff
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A 13-year-old boy is one of two people arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found stabbed to death in Northamptonshire, police have said.

The victim, 25, was attacked in Rushden on Saturday evening and died at the scene despite paramedics’ attempts to save her.

A 27-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of murder. Another 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and all three remain in custody.

Northamptonshire police said a large team of detectives was working on the case and a number of lines of inquiry were under investigation.

“This was an extremely tragic incident in which a young woman has lost her life and I want to reassure people that we are doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice,” police said.

“This incident has really shocked the Rushden community, many of whom were on the scene last night, and I would ask anyone who was there and saw what happened to please come forward with your information.”

Increased police patrols in the area were also announced.