UK: Images of park attack teenager caught on CCTV

UK Police have released CCTV images of the moments before a 14-year-old girl was repeatedly stabbed in a park.

Jessica Knight was found by a passer-by in Lancashire, at around 5.15pm on Monday.

A 21-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is in custody.

Jessica was rushed to hospital where she had emergency surgery and remains in a critical but stable condition.

Detective Superintendent Steve Brunskill, who is leading the investigation, said: “The CCTV images were captured just five minutes before Jessica was attacked and I would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen her in that time to contact us.

“If you were in the area at that time it may also be possible that you could have seen the person responsible for this nasty attack, and we would really like to speak to you.”

Jessica’s parents, Jill and Richard Knight, said: “Our 14-year-old daughter was walking through the local public park when she was subjected to a senseless attack.

“She has been stabbed and left for dead. Please contact the local police with any information to bring the person responsible to justice.”

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