15-year-old boy arrested following Ipswich stabbing

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Queensland for car theft, believed to be connected to the fatal stabbing of a grandmother over the weekend.

Vyleen White, 70, was attacked in an underground car park at Town Square Redbank Plains shopping centre in Ipswich, south-west of Brisbane on Saturday.

She had just finished grocery shopping with her six-year-old granddaughter at the time of the attack. She later died at the scene, but her granddaughter was unharmed.

Polices said the teenager handed himself in 9.30pm last night.

Police are reviewing CCTV of the attack but say they need the public’s help – detective acting superintendent Heath McQueen told a media conference on Sunday.

They are still seeking three more people in relation to the crime.

“It’s a cowardly crime like I’ve not seen in my time as a detective,” he said.

“This is the murder of a 70-year-old grandmother in front of her six-year-old granddaughter.

“Now is not the time to remain tight-lipped. Now is the time … to provide us with the information we need to identify the offenders who are responsible for this murder.”

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