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Girl, 16, charged with attempted murder in Barrie

Barrie police official says 16-year-old male victim has been released from hospital and is recovering from his injuries

Police have arrested a 16-year-old Barrie girl and charged her with attempted murder in connection to a stabbing that occurred in the city's east end in late April.

Barrie police announced Wednesday that the girl has also been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. 

Her name cannot be released under provisions in the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

The accused is being held in custody overnight and is scheduled to have a bail hearing Thursday morning.

On Saturday, April 30 at approximately 9:40 p.m., police officers responded to a stabbing in the area of 37 Johnson St.

A 16-year-old male from Barrie was transported to local hospital and then immediately airlifted to a Toronto-area trauma centre in serious condition after suffering from life-threatening injuries. 

On Wednesday, Barrie police communications co-ordinator Peter Leon told BarrieToday that the boy has since been released from hospital and is recovering from the injuries he sustained.

Police had previously arrested and charged four male youths in relation to the stabbing. Three 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old are currently facing charges of attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Leon said police do not believe there are any further suspects.