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Reading stabbing: Five teenagers arrested after boy, 13, dies

  • 06-01-2021 12:06pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 15,545 ✭✭✭✭ rob316


    Four boys and a girl have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after a 13-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Reading.

    Oliver Stephens, known as Olly, was pronounced dead at Bugs Bottom fields, Emmer Green, on Sunday.

    The five teenagers, all aged 13 or 14, remain in custody, according to Thames Valley Police.

    Det Supt Kevin Brown said: "Our thoughts remain with Olly's family at this incredibly difficult time."

    He added: "This is a tragic and shocking incident which has resulted in the death of a young boy."

    The victim's family are being supported by specially trained officers.


    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-55525269


    Here are screenshots leaked of the GF putting a "hit" out on snapchat.

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    Got to say I found this deeply disturbing.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭ irishfreeview


    Do they all suffer from mental illness I wonder?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,545 ✭✭✭✭ rob316


    Do they all suffer from mental illness I wonder?

    Psychopaths


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭ barneystinson


    Can someone please translate those text messages on the right into English, I'm completely lost...


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,085 ✭✭✭✭ nullzero


    That poor kid, what a tragedy.

    Some young wan ordering a hit on her boyfriend on snapchat because she was sending nude photos of herself to another kid.

    I really believe under 18s shouldn't be allowed on social media, it's not a popular or workable opinion but something has gone horribly wrong with society, not that we were a whole lot better beforehand.

    Glazers Out!



  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭ SexBobomb


    Poor young fella. Jesus that is really sinister stuff. Hope justice is served quickly.

    I'm sure people will want to wait to see what communities the victim and attacker are from before deciding which one deserves more sympathy.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,545 ✭✭✭✭ rob316


    Can someone please translate those text messages on the right into English, I'm completely lost...

    She says I told ya to rob him not M(murder) him. The last message is the most disturbing it translates into "his mother can produce another kid"


  • Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    GF clearly a nutter / thick b1tch. Can hear the learning disability or similar defence rubbish looming........... frightening that a few kids would stab a lad to death. World is getting worse by the day.

    The victim was attending a decent school.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭ barneystinson


    rob316 wrote: »
    She says I told ya to rob him not M(murder) him. The last message is the most disturbing it translates into "his mother can produce another kid"

    I thought that alright. Depressing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,085 ✭✭✭✭ nullzero


    rob316 wrote: »
    She says I told ya to rob him not M(murder) him. The last message is the most disturbing it translates into "his mother can produce another kid"

    Disgusting stuff.

    Glazers Out!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,847 ✭✭✭ tastyt


    Seriously ****ed up , and the scary thing is there probably is no mental learning or mental disability

    It’s a culture problem, life is becoming cheap and a lot of young lads / girls in cities are looking up to gang members and scumbag celebrities.

    When did it become cool to be an absolute knacker?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,213 ✭✭✭ AllForIt


    It is quite depressing what is going on in England.

    This reminds me of a similar horrific incident some years ago where teenagers chased and stabbed to death another teenager in London's big and busy Victoria station. Not behind closed doors stuff or on some socially disadvantaged estate but were gallivanting around central London's Victoria station in broad daylight playing games for their own entertainment. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-15310015

    Nothing has changed 8 years later. Worse if anything.

    Not really sure what the answer is. It would be sweet to think that curtailing internet access would fix the problem, but firstly I don't think that is possible and I don't think the internet is the root of the problem in the first place.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 285 ✭✭ Hellokitty1212


    Speculation that she has a mental illness - I imagine she will if she ever sees a charge sheet.

    RIP to the poor boy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 623 ✭✭✭ dd973


    This happened there 15 years back, this poor kid had a Co Mayo father who f**ked off when she was three, basically leaving her to grow up in English chavdom, from the look of her she could have been over here with her school jumper, plaid skirt, yacht shoes and books under her arm.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Mary-Ann_Leneghan

    Reading is a funny place, a superficially affluent and prosperous SE English town with excellent transport links but still has a scummy underbelly to it, since the banking crash and austerity other similar places like Milton Keynes and Peterborough have gone this way.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 142 ✭✭ PearseCork92


    dd973 wrote: »

    Reading is a funny place, a superficially affluent and prosperous SE English town with excellent transport links but still has a scummy underbelly to it, since the banking crash and austerity other similar places like Milton Keynes and Peterborough have gone this way.


    Honestly the best thing about Reading is the train station. It functions as a dormitory town for people who find London too expensive to live in. Like Naas or Navan perhaps.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,244 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Ten of Swords


    The two boys who did the stabbing have been found guilty of murder and sentenced to 13 and 12 years respectively

    The girl admitted manslaughter and got 3 years 2 months.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-58666322



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,299 ✭✭✭✭ TheValeyard


    Poor family left to pick up the pieces.


    Social media really have become a poisoned chalice to society.

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,520 ✭✭✭ Fiery mutant


    I find it really horrible that the girl only got 3 years.

    We should defend our way of life to an extent that any attempt on it is crushed, so that any adversary will never make such an attempt in the future.



  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,244 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Ten of Swords


    From what I read the girl was a major player in all of this and she'll be out long before shes 18 so on paper it will never have happened as far as people who interact with her in the future are concerned. Her records will be sealed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,558 ✭✭✭ Jequ0n


    Not that surprising. The girl was smart enough not to engage in the actual physical attack, which made for a good defense.

    At least one of them was stupid enough to brag about it. Not the full shillings really…



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