Emily Jones (photo below) was out ‘enjoying the spring sun’ with her family at Queen’s Park in Heaton, Bolton on March 22nd when the 30-year-old unidentified MUSLIM migrant woman, who was sitting on a bench, stabbed the girl in the neck, killing her.
Scallywag&Vagabond Acting Senior Coroner Alan Walsh, described Emily’s death as ‘one of the most tragic’,instances he’d presided over at the start of the inquest into the child’s death at Bolton Coroner’s Court.
‘In my 20 years as a coroner this is one of the most tragic deaths that I have dealt with and the loss of a beautiful, innocent, lively, intelligent and lovely seven-year-old in these circumstances is an unimaginable tragedy. I appreciate that Emily’s parents are beyond devastated and my sincere thoughts are with them at this enormously sad time,’ Walsh reiterated.
During the judicial inquiry, police coroner’s officer Rebecca Gardner told the court, ‘Emily was on her scooter playing. As she rode past a wooden bench, a Somali Muslim female sat on the bench suddenly attacked Emily, stabbing her in the neck, causing catastrophic injury.’
The accused woman was arrested at the park and has been detained under the Mental Health Act. She remains in a high-security facility. Social media identified the perpetrator as a Somalian Muslim immigrant. Authorities have yet to confirm the woman’s identity.