Reading Snapchat row stabbing: Girl, 15, jailed
A 15-year-old who stabbed two other girls during a fight publicised on Snapchat has been jailed.
A crowd of 40 youngsters looked on as the trio, who had used the messaging app to invite the onlookers, faced off in Reading last year.
Using a blade taken from her school after a knife safety course, the culprit inflicted a total of seven stab wounds on the victims.
She was given a four-and-a-half year sentence at Reading Crown Court.
At a previous court hearing, magistrates heard an argument over a bike had escalated in a series of Snapchat exchanges.
Prosecutors said the defendant, from Reading, had taken a three-inch "canoe" blade to the fight.
She stabbed one victim in the stomach, leaving her in need of emergency surgery.
Det Con James Woodcock, of Thames Valley Police, said: "This was a nasty attack on two teenage girls.
"The offender had attended a pre-arranged fight and used a knife to cause these injuries, and I am pleased that she has been brought to justice and given a significant term of imprisonment."
The girl, who was sentenced on Friday, had previously admitted two counts of wounding with intent and one of possessing a knife in a public place