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Last Updated: Friday, 25 August 2006, 07:18 GMT 08:18 UK
Man released over girls' stabbing
Victim Charlotte Teague being wheeled into an ambulance / by Alan McNamee
Paramedics treated the victims at the scene of the stabbing
Police have released without charge a man they were questioning in connection with a "sustained and frenzied" knife attack on three girls.

A 20-year-old Bridport man was detained by police on Thursday in the Seaton area of east Devon and questioned overnight before being released.

Police are continuing a large-scale investigation into the attack on three teenage girls on Wednesday.

The girls were stabbed as they left the number 31 bus in Bridport.

Stable condition

Dorset Police said there may have been a dispute between the girls and their attacker before the stabbing.

Charlotte Teague, 14, Sophie Hyne, 15, both from Bridport, and Kirsty Edwards, 17, from Staffordshire, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Charlotte has been moved from intensive care to a general ward where she remains in a stable condition.

Kirsty, 17, who was on holiday in Dorset visiting her two friends, and Sophie are also in a stable condition on a general ward.




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