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Boy, 12, charged with attempted murder after girl stabbed

A 12-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a teenage girl was stabbed.

Emergency services were called to help the 15-year-old victim at 3.55pm on Friday, who was suffering from injuries consistent with a knife wound in Adelaide Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent.

The girl was taken to a London hospital for treatment and officers said on Saturday she remained in hospital in a stable condition.

On Sunday, police said a 12-year-old boy had been charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Medway Magistrates' Court on Monday.