Wednesday 1/20/21
CRIME

5 teenagers arrested over fatally stabbed 13-year-old in Britain

The boy, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police officer works near the scene in Emmer Green suburb, in Reading, where a 13-year-old boy died after being stabbed. Photo: Jonathan Brady/dpa.
A police officer works near the scene in Emmer Green suburb, in Reading, where a 13-year-old boy died after being stabbed. Photo: Jonathan Brady/dpa.

British police have arrested four boys and a girl aged between 13 and 14 on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, following the death of a 13-year-old boy in Reading, England.

Officers were called to a crime scene just before 16:00 (local time) on Sunday following reports of a stabbing, Thames Valley police said.

The boy, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A "considerable police presence" will be in place for several days, police said.

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