16-year-old to appear before magistrates charged with murder of fellow teenager

A teenager has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Haverhill and is due to appear before magistrates today in Ipswich.

The incident occurred at just after 3pm on Monday, January 9, in a car park next to Strasbourg Square.

An altercation is reported to have taken place between two teenage boys during which one of them was stabbed. The suspect then fled the scene and is believed to have run off in the direction of Millfields Way.

The teenager who was stabbed has been named by police as Harley Barfield from Haverhill.

Harley was initially taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, for treatment, before being transferred to the Royal Papworth Hospital. Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff and brave resistance from Harley, he passed away yesterday morning, Wednesday, January 1.

A 16-year-old boy from the Haverhill area was arrested shortly after the incident and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

He has now been charged with murder and remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today. He cannot be named for legal reasons due to his age.

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