TRAGIC Holly Newton's family have paid tribute to the "bright and bubbly" 15-year-old after she was stabbed to death.
The teen was knifed in the street shortly after leaving school on Friday in Hexham, Northumberland.
A 16-year-old boy, who can't be named, is due to appear at Newcastle Upon Tyne Magistrates' Court today.
Holly's family today paid tribute to the "bright and bubbly girl" who was "so passionate about her family and many friends".
A statement said: "She was a much-loved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece and cousin.
“Holly was always a popular girl, who was loved by so many people – not just in Hexham – but all over the North East.
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“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.
“As a family, we would like to thank everyone in the community for their support and kind words."
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The horror unfolded on Friday just after 5pm outside Pizza Pizza restaurant.
Holly and her boyfriend had staggered into the takeaway where stunned staff rushed to help them.
The teen girl was taken to hospital but sadly couldn't be saved and died shortly after.
Her boyfriend, 16, suffered non-life threatening stab wounds.
Holly’s heartbroken mum revealed how he had tried to save her daughter.
Northumbria Police said the investigation is ongoing, with officers remaining in the area for the next few days.
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting log NP-20230127-0795.
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