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Boy, 16, accused of murdering 15-year-old girl in Hexham will appear in court today

A teenage boy is set to appear in court today charged with murdering a ‘truly lovely’ schoolgirl by stabbing her to death in a quiet country town.

The 16-year-old is alleged to have killed Holly Newton, 15, and attacked her boyfriend, 16, in the picturesque town of Hexham, Northumberland, on Friday afternoon.

Yesterday Holly’s mother Micala Trussler claimed Holly’s boyfriend was hurt while ‘trying to save my baby girl’ and said she could never thank him enough for his efforts. 

Responding to a Facebook post from the injured boy’s older brother, Mrs Trussler heartbreakingly said her daughter had been ‘so excited’ about her new relationship with the boy.

He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the incident, which took place shortly after 5.10pm in the Priestpopple area of Hexham on Friday, January 27.

A candle-lighting service has been held at Hexham Abbey so people could pay tribute to Holly, who lived in Haltwhistle, a market town about 15 miles west of Hexham. 

Holly’s mother Micala Trussler wrote on Facebook that the teenager had ‘loved animals’. She was organising a tribute for her on February 3. She said she would be taking purple lights and purple candles to the event.

A member of the injured boy’s family said he was recovering in hospital following a two-and-a-half hour operation on Saturday. They said: ‘It’s so tragic Holly died that way. It seems like he did his best to protect her.’

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