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School Boy stabbed to death named

A stabbing attack led by four boys and a girl, aged between 13 and 14, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and remain in police custody. The attack happened around 3.50 pm yesterday (3/1).

The schoolboy has now been identified as Oliver Lucas Stephens, known as Olly, from Reading.#

Olly attended Highdown School. The Headteacher Rachel Cave said in a statement: ‘The Highdown community is reeling from the tragic news that a 13-year-old boy was stabbed in Emmer Green.

‘This student was part of our community and many students and staff knew him well. For a life to be ended at such a young age is a total tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

His family is being supported by specially trained officers and we would ask that their privacy is respected at this extremely difficult time.

Tributes continue to be placed outside his school.

RCE NEWS sends its Condolences to the parents and family of Oliver Lucas Stephens known as 'Ollie'.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, head of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said:

“I would urge anyone who has any information that they believe is relevant to this investigation, no matter how small you think it is, to please get in touch.
“If you do have any images or footage I would ask that you please do not share it on social media, but instead report it to us.
“You can make a report by calling 101 or online, quoting reference 43210002635.
“If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.”


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