September 26, 2017 2.15 pm This story is over 48 months old

Police officially name welfare officer stabbed in school

The victim has officially been named.

A school welfare officer who was stabbed in a Lincolnshire school has been officially named.

Joy Simon, 61, was stabbed following an incident involving a 16-year-old girl at Winterton Community Academy in North Lincolnshire.

As previously reported, the woman was rushed to hospital with stab wounds on September 25, with police arresting a girl on suspicion of attempted murder.

The girl who was arrested yesterday following the incident continues to be questioned by detectives.

Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson said: “Joy Simon, the victim in this case is in hospital and is as well as can be expected following this serious incident.

“Her family has agreed to her being named but will not be releasing a photograph.

“Our enquiries are continuing and a police presence remains in the school as reassurance to pupils and staff.”

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