Skip to main content

Accessibility controls

Main content area

CPS authorises charges against youth in Carmarthenshire school stabbing

|News, Violent crime

Michael Cray, Senior Crown Prosecutor of CPS Cymru-Wales, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Dyfed Powys Police to charge a girl in connection with the stabbing of three people at Ysgol Dyffryn Amman yesterday.

“Prosecutors from CPS Cymru-Wales authorised the charges following a review of a file of evidence from Dyfed Powys Police.

“A youth who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and possession of a bladed article on a school premises. The incident occurred at Ysgol Dyffryn Amman, a comprehensive school in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

“The youth has been remanded in custody to appear before Llanelli Magistrates' Court tomorrow on Friday, 26 April 2024.

“Criminal proceedings are active, and the defendant has the right to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”


Notes to editors

  • The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges for a criminal court to consider.
  • The CPS assessment on any case is not in any sense a finding of, or implication of, any guilt or criminal conduct. It is not a finding of fact, which can only be made by a court, but rather an assessment of what it might be possible to prove to a court, in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

Further reading

Scroll to top