Two people have been arrested in connection with the horrific murder of a nine-year-old girl

Two people have been arrested in connection with the horrific murder of a nine-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in a market town.

Emergency services rushed to Fountain Lane in Boston, Lincs., at 6.20pm on Thursday (28/7) to find the injured youngster with a stab wound in the street.

Tragically, she could not be saved and Lincolnshire Police launched a murder probe which has left the local community "rocked to the core".

The force today (Fri) revealed two people had been arrested in connection with the stabbing which they believe to be an "isolated incident."

Speaking at the scene today, Chief Superintendent Kate Anderson said: "Officers were called to the scene on Fountain Lane at around 6.20pm yesterday.

"A nine-year-old girl has died of what we believe to be the result of a stab wound. We've arrested two people in connection with the incident.

"We believe this to be an isolated incident and we are pursuing extensive lines of enquiry and have committed a number of resources to this investigation.

"You will see more officers patrolling the area and we have a high number of specialist detectives who have been brought in to assist the investigation.

"As I've said, we do believe this to be an isolated incident and we're not yet in a position to name the victim.

"Her parents are being supported by specially-trained officers at this very difficult time and I can only imagine the grief and pain they are going through

"Their welfare and the welfare of those who she knew are a priority for us.

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