Charley Bates: Family pays tribute to ‘beautiful’ 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Somerset town | UK News
A “beautiful” 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Somerset has been named as Charley Bates as his family has paid tribute.
Charley died in The Street in the town of Radstock on Sunday evening.
Emergency services had been called to a car park there around 6.40pm following reports of disorder involving a number of people.
Charley, who lived in the area, was found critically injured and, despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The teenager’s family said: “Our beautiful Charley Boy. We are all so very proud of you. You are desperately missed by so many.”
Police charged 18-year-old Joshua Delbono, of Frome, with murder on Tuesday.
He was due to appear at Bath Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Three other people have been arrested by officers investigating Charley’s death.
A 20-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man were detained on suspicion of murder, while another man, also 18, was held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
The woman has since been released under investigation, while the two men remain in custody for further questioning.
Avon and Somerset Police said Year 11 pupils in the area are being offered support by school staff.
And any young people affected by the incident can talk to youth workers who have set up a drop-in.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to call 101 and give the reference 5222182800.