THREE youngsters have been charged with homicide following the demise of 13-year-old Olly Stephens on Sunday.
The suspects – a 13-year-old woman and two boys, aged 13 and 14 – will seem within the dock this morning.
Three teenagers have been charged with the homicide of Olly Stephens
The teenager was allegedly knifed in a subject close to his residence
Olly was allegedly knifed behind a neck in a subject in Emmer Inexperienced, a leafy suburb of Studying.
The spot is simply 250 yards from the house the place he lived with dad and mom Amanda and Stuart Stephens and older sister Emilia.
The kids charged tonight can’t be named for authorized causes.
Every faces an additional rely of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily hurt, whereas two have additionally been charged with perverting the course of justice.
Two different boys, each aged 13, have been launched on bail till February 1.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown of Thames Valley Police has referred to as for anybody with data to name cops.
He stated: “This continues to be a really troublesome time for the household of Olly.
“Our ideas stay with them.
“The Stephens household respect the entire kindness proven to them however they’ve requested that their privateness is revered at this very troublesome time.
“Anybody with any data is requested to get in contact and report it, and to chorus from posting this data on social media.”
Olly’s distraught household paid shifting tribute to him earlier this week as they spoke of dealing with “each dad and mom’ worst nightmare”.
Olly’s household have paid shifting tribute to the teenagerCredit score: Rex Options
Forensics specialists combing the sector the place Olly died on Sunday
His sister took to Instagram to say she was sorry for ‘failing’ him
They stated: “In his remaining moments he will need to have been terrified.
“Preventing to get residence, he had every little thing to reside for. We now have solely recollections.
“An Olly sized gap has been left in our hearts.
“Mild shoulder cost, love ya mate XXX.”
The household additionally thanked those that battled to save lots of their “hilariously humorous, charming and delightful” son.
They continued: “My spouse, daughter and I wish to whole-heartedly thank the next individuals:
“A Good Samaritan that attempted valiantly to save lots of Oliver, an off-duty physician who additionally supplied her assist, all of the emergency providers that attended the scene at Bugs Backside, Emmer Inexperienced who’ve been exemplary, the forensic staff and all workers which might be nonetheless on the case, and our households, neighbours, buddies and colleagues who’ve despatched their valued love and assist.
“Oliver was an enigma, having each autism and suspected pathological demand avoidance he grew to become a problem we by no means shied away from.
“He might get his personal manner with a wry smile and a cheeky grin.
“He all the time stood his floor and fought for the underdog whereas having an incredible depth of affection, heat and wit.”
Olly’s sister Emilia additionally paid tribute to her youthful brother, saying: “I am so sorry I failed you, I want I might have saved you from all of it.
“We’ll get justice for you my angel.”
She posted two touching photos of Olly alongside the put up – together with one in all him as a child.