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BREAKING: Four teenagers arrested over murder of 12-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre

BREAKING: Four teenagers arrested over murder of 12-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre


Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 12-year-old girl who was assaulted in Liverpool city centre last night.


Ava White was given first aid by a member of the public and was later taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where she died, Merseyside Police said.


In a statement, the force said: "It is with great sadness that we confirm that a 12-year-old girl, Ava White, has died following an incident in Liverpool city centre last night.


Four males, one aged 13, two aged 14 years and one aged 15 years, all from Toxteth, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.


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


When officers arrived they discovered that Ava, who had been with friends, collapsed on the ground and a member of the public who witnessed the incident was giving first aid.


"Paramedics attended at the scene and Ava was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where sadly she died a short time later despite the best efforts of medical staff."