A TEENAGER who was stabbed at a house in Ampthill at the weekend has been described as a “popular” girl.
Officers are continuing to investigate the murder of 15-year-old Megan-Leigh Peat, which occurred on Saturday morning (June 9).
The 15-year-old Harlington Upper School pupil died after being stabbed at a house in Ailesbury Road, in Ampthill at around 1.30am.
She had gone to the property, which belonged to a mutual friend, with an 18-year-old male having spent the evening with him at various pubs in Flitwick and Ampthill.
Megan lived with her mother, brother, and mother’s partner at Flitwick Road in Westoning.
Her father and his partner live in Flitwick.
Both parents are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers from the Beds, Herts and Cambs Major Crime Unit (BHCMCU).
Headteacher at Harlington Upper School Shawn Fell described Megan as a popular girl with many friends.
He said: “It was with great sadness that we received the news of the death of our pupil, Megan Peat, over the weekend.
“The death of any young person is a tragedy and everyone at the school feels deeply the loss of one of our own.
“At this terrible time our thoughts are with Megan’s family.
“She was a popular girl with many friends at Harlington Upper School. All our students are being supported in school with advice, guidance and counselling.
“As time goes by, we will of course be thinking of ways that the school can create a lasting tribute.”
An 18-year-old male was arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of murder, but due to an injury that he had sustained was taken to hospital for medical treatment.
He remains in hospital under police guard and has not yet been interviewed in connection with the incident.
Tributes have poured in for Megan with flowers and messages of condolence being left outside the property in Ailesbury Road.
If you knew Megan please email your tributes to email@example.com, leave a comment below or call our newsdesk on 01234 409100.
Anyone with information in connection with the incident is asked to contact Beds Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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