Teenager makes court appearance following stabbing in Haverhill of Harley Barfield

A teenager has appeared in court charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Harley Barfield (pictured above) from Haverhill.

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.

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 on Wednesday, January 11.

A Home Office post-mortem examination was conducted yesterday, Thursday, January 12, and found that Harley had sustained a number of stab and puncture wounds, one of which was to his heart and proved to be fatal.

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.

The suspect was subsequently charged with murder, but he cannot be named for legal reasons due to his age.

He appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court yesterday and the case was committed to Ipswich Crown Court, where he made a first appearance later in the day. At that hearing he was remanded in custody pending a next appearance on Friday, March 10.

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