UK - Ava White, 12, killed by 4 teens, Liverpool, 25 Nov 2021 *arrest*

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A 12-year-old girl has died after suffering "catastrophic injuries" during an argument in a city centre.

Ava White was with friends in Liverpool when she was assaulted at 20:40 GMT on Thursday.

Merseyside Police previously said she had been stabbed but later said a post-mortem examination would be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Four teenage boys, aged between 13 and 15 and from Toxteth, have been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Ava White: Liverpool murder arrests after girl, 12, dies
 

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Twelve-year-old girl dies after assault in Liverpool city centre

“A 12-year-old girl has died after being assaulted in Liverpool city centre following an altercation.

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of Ava White. She was killed when out with friends on Thursday night during the annual switch-on of the Christmas tree lights on Church Street.



Four males – one aged 13, two aged 14 and one aged 15, all from the Toxteth area of Liverpool – have been arrested on suspicion of murder, Merseyside police said.

Officers were called at approximately 8.39pm to reports of an assault.

On arrival they discovered Ava collapsed on the ground and a member of the public who witnessed the incident was giving first aid. Paramedics attended and Ava was taken to Alder Hey children’s hospital, where she died a short time later.”


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he was stabbed to death, according to the article below:
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/ava-white-liverpool-stabbing-murder-b1964646.html%3famp
 

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Dreadful. What's with all these kids carrying knives?

I think there are two problems here, and imo they both affect adults as well as kids (of course I have the parking dispute murder in Taunton fresh in my mind as I say this). One is that increasingly people are leaving the house carrying weapons of one sort or another. The other is that increasingly people seem unable to exercise enough impulse control to stop verbal arguments becoming physical assaults. In a way, I'm less surprised about the kids than the adults - how are they to have the maturity to behave differently when in all likelihood their older siblings, parents or parents' friends are their role models.

I think we really need to look at some of the social problems that are feeding into this phenomenon, which imho are more to do with feelings of powerlessness, hopelessness and low social status than about the knives themselves. Pretty much everyone has sharp kitchen knives at their disposal; the problem is what leads people to think their status or power over others will be enhanced by carrying them, making threats with them and ultimately using them on each other.

This is awful though. A bunch of kids in the city centre to watch the Christmas lights going on and a 12yo girl ends up in the mortuary instead - plus four more young lives down the toilet. What a waste.

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A van driver near the scene of the fatal stabbing of a 12-year-old girl may have witnessed something "vital", police said.
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The occupants are in no way suspected of being involved in Ava's death, said Merseyside Police.


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Ava White: Police release image of van after girl stabbed to death
 

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Detectives have charged a 14-year-old boy with the murder of Ava White in #Liverpool City Centre on Thursday. He will appear in court tomorrow.
https://www.merseyside.police.uk/ne...murder-of-ava-white-in-liverpool-city-centre/

Detectives investigating the murder of 12-year-old Ava White in Liverpool City Centre on Thursday night, 25 November, have charged a teenager this evening, Sunday 28 November.

A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with murder and possession of a bladed article and has been remanded in custody to appear at court tomorrow, Monday 29 November.

Three other boys arrested have been conditionally bailed extensive as enquiries continue.
 

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Ava White: Boy in court accused of Liverpool stab murder

A teenage boy has appeared in court charged with murdering a 12-year-old girl who was stabbed to death.

The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was remanded in secure accommodation until a plea hearing on 18 February.

The teenager, who appeared in court via video-link, is also charged with possession of a bladed article.

He spoke only to confirm his name during the 15-minute hearing.

Honorary Recorder of Liverpool, Judge Andrew Menary QC, listed the case for trial on 16 May and said it was likely to last two to three weeks.

Michael O'Brien, defending, made no application for bail.



 

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Ava White: Funeral held for stabbed schoolgirl in Liverpool

Hundreds of people, including many children, have attended a funeral service for a 12-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in Liverpool.

Ava White was out with friends at the city's Christmas lights switch-on when she was attacked on 25 November.

The congregation applauded as Ava's coffin was carried into Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

The Archbishop of Liverpool said she was a "real character who always brightened up the day by her presence".
 

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A 14-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to murdering a schoolgirl who was stabbed to death at a Christmas lights switch-on event.

Ava White, 12, was with friends when she was attacked in Liverpool city centre on 25 November.

She was taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital where she later died.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons due to his age, pleaded not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to her murder.

A trial, which is expected to last for three weeks, is due to start on 9 May.

Ava White death: Boy, 14, denies murdering schoolgirl
 

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Ava White death: Boy, 14, denies murdering schoolgirl

Merseyside Police said a 16-year-old was released on bail, a 14-year-old was released under investigation and no further action was taken against a 13-year-old.

Will the 14- and 16-year-old boys be testifying in each other's trials? The 13-year-old? I wonder how many versions of what happened have been told.

 

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Ava and a friend approached the boys and asked them to stop filming and delete the footage, before being joined by more of her friends, including two older boys.
The jury was told the older boys left but the defendant and his friends then "jeered" at Ava, causing her to run towards them.
A 20-second clip showing the stabbing in School Lane was played to the court, which showed Ava approach the defendant.

Ms Newell said Ava had approached the defendant but did not "inflict any violence upon him greater than a push, nor did she produce or have any weapon".
She said the boy's reaction was not to turn and run or to slap or punch her.
Ms Newell told the court: "Instead it was to thrust a knife into the neck of this unarmed child with what the pathologist was to determine was moderate force, the force of a firm punch."
She said the defendant now claimed he was acting in self-defence, fearing he would be assaulted or stabbed.
 
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