The Farther of Murdered Schoolgirl Ava White Has Released A Statement

Updated: Mar 15

Ava White. (Photo © Merseyside Police)

The farther of murdered schoolgirl Ava White has said that the family have been left “completely devastated and heartbroken”.

In a statement released to Merseyside Police, Robert Martin said: "We would like to say thank you to everybody for their ongoing support during this devastating time. Thank you to every one of you for your kind messages and donations."

12-year-old Ava was stabbed in Liverpool city centre following the Christmas lights switch on festivities on the 25 of November.

Whilst out with friends an argument broke out between Ava and a group of boys.

Starting out verbal, it became a physical altercation with her being assaulted, then stabbed.

Members of the public attempted to help the schoolgirl, but her injuries were too severe, and she later died in hospital.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article, and three other boys that were arrested have been conditionally bailed as Police enquiries continue.

Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs said: “We’re continuing to support Ava’s family, and they have requested that their privacy continues to be respected at this difficult time.

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