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18 February 2014, 07:26 | Updated: 18 February 2014, 07:27
Police have charged a man with murder over the death of a 17 year old stabbed in Oxford
Connor Tremble was admitted to hospital following an incident at Fairacres Road, Oxford, at 6.45pm on Thursday (13/2), in which he was stabbed.
The 17-year-old died at the John Radcliffe, after a decision was made to turn off his life support.
20-year-old William Blencowe from Oxford Road in Banbury, arrested on Friday 14th February 2014 in Stratford-upon-Avon, has now been charged with murder.
A 21-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on Saturday 15th February 2014 on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released without charge.
Statement released on behalf of Connor’s mother Lisa Tremble:
“Connor was a much-loved son, big brother, nephew and grandson. His death has ripped my heart into pieces and I feel I have been robbed of something priceless. I want justice for Connor and to appeal for anybody with information regarding his death to come forward.
“I urge you to think about the value and delicacy of life. I respectfully request that my family is given time to grieve on our own.”
Statement release on behalf of Connor’s father Martin Smith:
“Connor was a charming, happy-go-lucky boy, a dearly loved son, big brother and grandson and he will hold a place in my heart until the day that I die. Wherever he is, may he have found peace and comfort. He will be greatly missed.
“If anyone has any information which can help the investigation, please speak to the police.”