Saturday, April 2, 2011

Horror at the school gates: Girl, 14, stabbed 'nine times in neck by 18-year-old boyfriend' as she walked into school - 2nd Mar 2011

A girl of 14 was stabbed nine times in the neck yesterday as she was about to walk through her school gates.

Chloe West was attacked from behind by an 18-year-old man – said to be a former boyfriend – who had driven up a quiet tree-lined street at 60mph to confront her.

A 16-year-old pupil ‘rugby tackled’ the man to the ground and a teacher and a parent subdued him until police arrived at Ridgewood High School in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

Superintendent Stuart Johnson said their ‘incredibly brave’ intervention may have saved the teenager’s life.

Chloe a keen rider who keeps her own horse nearby, was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where she had surgery on wounds to her face, head and neck.

Last night she was in a stable condition. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Her alleged attacker was identified locally as Sam Tomlinson, the son of a teacher. Read More