Tributes left at the scene of the alleged murder of a 15-year-old schoolboy in Wolverhampton
Tributes have been left at the scene of an alleged murder after a boy was allegedly stabbed in the Black Country. Bouquets of flowers, liquor bottles and drinking glasses now lie near where the 15-year-old tragically died in Wolverhampton.
A note left on a bouquet of flowers reads “rest in peace” with a heart. The tributes were left under a tree in a green space in Pendeford.
It comes after the schoolboy was fatally injured on Friday May 28. Paramedics were called to the scene and began treating the injured child near a canal bridge on Reapers Walk before calling police at around 4.15pm.
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Today, a huge police presence remains at the scene of the alleged murder. Police vans were seen close to Cornfield, while an extensive cordon is in place on both sides of the main Shropshire canal.
The cordon has closed parts of Reapers Walk, while Way Side is also blocked between Reapers Walk and Deer Walk. It also stretches across parkland between Tebworth Close and Howland Close, which leads to the canal bridge on Reapers Walk.
The police tape cordoned off the park, with officers securing the cordon near the railings of an outdoor gym and an abandoned building. Officers were seen speaking to owners of river boats moored near the site, while a forensic team was also on hand.
A 16-year-old boy from Wolverhampton has since been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police have also arrested a 46-year-old woman from Wolverhampton on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Both remain in custody this afternoon. Detectives are working to establish how the schoolboy died and are looking for evidence in the area, including trawling via CCTV.
They think the victim was stabbed. West Midlands Police said: “We have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder following the death of a 15-year-old in Wolverhampton on May 27.
“The ambulance service called us just before 4.15pm to say they were treating an injured child near a canal bridge on Reapers Walk, Pendeford. Sadly the boy died. His family have been notified of the news devastating.
“We are working hard to understand exactly what happened, but at this time we believe the boy was stabbed. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the boy whose life has been changed forever.
“A cordon has been placed around the scene and we are talking to witnesses and expediting the review of CCTV in the area. “A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
“The boy and woman are both from Wolverhampton and were arrested shortly before 7pm.
“Anyone who has seen what has happened and has not yet spoken to us should contact us urgently via the live chat to the right of your screen. Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 Please quote reference number 2838 dated 05/27/22.
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