The family of a “bright and bubbly” teenager who was stabbed to death have paid tribute to her.
Holly Newton was a “much-loved” daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin and a talented dancer who “touched so many hearts”, they said.
The 15-year-old, who “had her whole life ahead of her”, was fatally wounded in Hexham, Northumberland, on Friday.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder and is due before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
“Holly was always a popular girl who was loved by so many people – not just in Hexham – but all over the North East,” the family said.
“Holly also loved dancing and was so talented – and a big part of her spare time was spent at classes and taking part in competitions up and down the country.
“She had her whole life ahead of her and we are still coming to terms with the fact that our beautiful and loving girl is no longer with us.
“Rest in peace to our baby girl – we love you so much and our lives will never be the same without you here. You touched so many hearts and you will be missed beyond words by all of your family and loved ones.”
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