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VIDEO: 16-year-old jailed for attempted murder

But first tonight to the 'A' star pupil who tried to murder a 12-year-old girl in a chilling attack after she rejected his advances.

16-year-old Cameron Cleland has been jailed for life after stabbing the schoolgirl through the throat with a pen knife and trying to strangle her.

She'd been lured to an isolated spot at Ben Rhydding near Ilkley and only escaped by chance because Cleland was disturbed by a woman out walking her dog.

Police react to sentencing of 16-year-old boy

Police have released a statement following the sentence of Cameron Cleland who stabbed a girl in the throat with a penknife and tried to strangle her.

"This was a horrendous offence during which a young victim suffered extreme violence at the hands of a young individual. Our gratitude goes to the female witness who happened to be walking her dog at the time. She disturbed the offender and had it not been for her, the consequences could have been much worse."

– DI Richard Partis


Teen sentenced for attempted murder - more details

An 'A' star pupil who tried to murder a 12 year old girl because she spurned his advances has been jailed for life. 16 year old Cameron Cleland practised the attack in front of his bedroom mirror before pulling on surgical gloves and stabbing his victim in the throat with a blunt pen knife.

He was strangling her at a remote spot near Ben Rhydding in West Yorkshire when he was disturbed by a woman walking her dog. The girl escaped and Cleland, who admitted attempted murder at Bradford Crown Court, was arrested. He was told he will spend at least seven years behind bars.

Three charged with Doncaster attempted murder

Two men and a woman have been charged with attempted murder after a man was found at a Doncaster caravan site with gunshot wounds.

Police were called to an incident at Lands End Caravan Site in Thorne on Sunday, 19 May, at approximately 10.50pm.

It is believed a shotgun had been fired within the caravan site.

A 22-year-old man was found with gun shot injuries and was taken to hospital.

Two men, 45 and 17-years-old and a 22-year-old woman, were arrested in connection with the incident and have been charged with attempted murder. Officers believe this was a targeted attack.

The 22-year-old man is in a stable condition.


Man charged with attempted murder

The 28-year-old man arrested by police in York on Sunday 16 December 2012, on suspicion of the attempted murder of a 27-year-old local woman has been charged in connection with the incident.

Michael Bennison has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of possessing an offensive weapon. He is due to appear at York Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 18 December 2012. The 27-year-old woman has been discharged from hospital.

A 29-year-old local woman who was arrested at the same address as Bennison, on Sunday 16 December 2012, on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on police bail.