Hampshire boy, 15, arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbed 17-year-old dies

DETECTIVES have launched a murder probe following the death of a 17-year-old boy who was knifed.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 8:58 am
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 9:44 am

The victim was found with a stab wound in Lindsay Road, Thornhill, Southampton, on Sunday morning. The injured teenager died in Southampton hospital.

A 15-year-old boy from Andover, initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, was re-arrested on suspicion of murder on yesterday afternoon.

The teenage suspect remains in police custody.

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Lindsay Road, in Southampton, where the 17-year-old was found with a stab wound. He later died in hospital, prompting a murder investigation. Photo: Google

Police are now appealing for witnesses or those with information about the killing to come forward.

Det Chief Insp Liz Williams said: ‘We are still investigating how this young man has lost his life, and I would urge anyone who has any information – however insignificant they think it may be – to come forward and help us.

‘We are conducting extra patrols in the Thornhill area; please either talk to our officers or call 101 quoting Operation Tint if you know anything that may help us.

‘I understand that people in the community will be shocked and concerned by an incident like this, but I would ask people to please support our investigation and refrain from speculating on social media.’