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Girl, 16, charged with attempted murder over stabbing of welfare officer at Scunthorpe school

The incident happened on Monday. Credit: ITV

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with attempted murder after a school welfare officer was stabbed in Scunthorpe.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been charged with carrying a blade or sharply pointed article on school premises. She will appear at Grimsby Magistrates Court tomorrow.

It follows the attack on 61-year-old Joy Simon at Winterton Community Academy in North Lincolnshire. She is being treated in hospital for non life-threatening injuries.