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Boy, 16, charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Wolverhampton park

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal stabbing of a teenager in Wolverhampton.

Harleigh Hepworth, 17, was found with stab wounds at around 4.30pm in West Park on 7 March.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder and will appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court on Monday, West Midlands Police said.

A second boy, aged 17, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

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Detective Inspector Ade George said: "Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Harleigh.

"We have now charged a boy over Harleigh's death but our inquiries are continuing.

"Extra patrols in the area will continue to provide reassurance to the community and support everyone affected."