15-year-old boy charged with murder over death of James Laurie in Hampshire

A TEENAGE boy has been charged with murder over the death of James Laurie.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 2:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 4:44 pm

The 15-year-old, who has also been charged with possession of a bladed article, is due to appear before Southampton Magistrates Court today.

James Laurie, 17 of Montague Avenue, Southampton, died from a single stab wound to the chest on Sunday morning following an incident on Lyndsay Road in Thornhill.

Following his death, James's parents have paid tribute to him.

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James Laurie died on Sunday. Picture: Hampshire Police/PA Wire

They said: ‘We will miss you and your cheeky smile forever.

‘You were full of life. We will always think of you. Sleep tight now.

‘We ask for privacy at this incredibly difficult time.’

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They have also released an image of James to pay tribute to their son.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is still encouraged to submit information by Hampshire Constabulary’s online portal here or call 101 and quote Operation Tint.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.