(READING, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Three teenagers have today been sentenced in connection with the death of Olly Stephens, aged 13, who was fatally stabbed earlier this year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Two boys, both aged 14, were convicted of murder on 26 July at Reading Crown Court following a five week trial. During the trial both boys pleaded guilty to a count each of perverting the course of justice and one boy was convicted of a further charge of the same offence.

#AceDailyNews reports that three teenagers sentenced in connection with death of Olly Stephens – Reading: Today they were sentenced at the same court to be detained for life with a minimum term of 12 years, 105 days, and 11 years, 105 days respectively……And a 14-year-old girl was also detained today for three years and two months’ for her role in Olly’s death. She had pleaded guilty before the trial began to one count of manslaughter and one count of perverting the course of justice.

Due to the ages of the defendants, it is against the law for any material relating to this trial to be published which names them or may identify them.

CASE NOTES: Olly was killed on 3 January this year in Bugs Bottom Fields, Caversham, approximately 200 yards from his home address: The court heard how the three defendants conspired between them to lure Olly to the field, following an argument he was involved in with one of the group on social media: When Olly arrived at the field, the two boys, one of whom was 13 years old at the time, started a fight with Olly: As the fight progressed, the younger boy drew a knife that he had brought with him and stabbed Olly twice before all the defendants fled the scene, leaving Olly critically injured: Significant attempts were made by members of the public and medical professionals to save Olly’s life, but tragically, his wounds were too serious and he was declared dead at the scene: A police investigation was launched, and the defendants were identified and arrested within a few hours. They were charged on 6 January.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “Today’s sentences mark the conclusion of an extremely harrowing period for all of Olly’s family and friends, and I would like to start by paying tribute to their immense bravery and dignity throughout this entire process: While I am pleased that justice has been done, and those responsible have been held accountable for their actions, there is no sense of victory for anyone involved in this incident, or investigation: A 13-year-old boy who had his entire life ahead of him, with so much unfulfilled promise and potential, has been killed in violent and needless circumstances: Three other young lives have also been changed forever. All of this could so easily have been avoided if those involved had not carried a knife that day: The circumstances of Olly’s death are truly shocking but it is vital that his death is not in vain. I know that Olly’s family are determined that his death is the foundation of something far more positive; in particular education and intervention for young people to try and prevent others from finding themselves in this type of destructive scenario: All of us as an adult community have a responsibility for children; we have a duty to set the right standards and values for our younger generations, to educate them around the risk of carrying knives, to intervene and provide them with suitable deterrents, to provide constructive ways to fill their time and support them in developing friendships and relationships that are not solely based on virtual contact. Most importantly we have to teach them and make them realise that life is precious: Nothing can bring Olly back to his family now, but I hope that lessons can be learned from this distressing case to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in future.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.24: 2021:

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(READING) Crown Court Report: Two teenagers have been found guilty of killing 13-year-old Olly Stephens after he was lured to a park and fatally stabbed earlier this year: A 14-year-old girl pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to her part in the killing #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.27: When hostilities escalated between Olly and two teenage boys, the latter, along with the 14-year-old-girl, hatched a plan to set him up and attack him. The girl arranged to meet Olly in Bugs Bottom fields in Reading in January, giving the impression she would be there on her own. However, when the unsuspecting teenager arrived, he was ambushed by the two boys, the youngest of whom stabbed him with a knife. All three then fled the scene, leaving Olly to die: In the hours that followed, the three teenagers tried to cover their tracks, deleting incriminating messages and images from their phones. The boys also disposed of clothing they had worn during the attack, throwing it into undergrowth by a railway line….

#AceDailyNews report CPS Report: Two teenagers found guilty of killing 13yr-old Olly Stephens and today after a five-week trial, a jury has convicted both boys, aged 14, of murder and ahead of the trial a 14-year-old girl admitted responsibility for her part in the teenager’s death and pleaded guilty to manslaughter….

26 July 2021

CPS CASE NOTES: Charles White for the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Olly was the victim of a violent and senseless attack, which tragically left him with fatal injuries: Our case was that the three teenagers had planned the attack together and the two boys, armed with a knife, set out to the park intending to cause Olly serious harm: All three disposed of evidence linking them to Olly’s death including shared videos and messages, but their digital footprint proved to be their undoing: The evidence retrieved from their phones and social media accounts played a vital part in the case we presented to the jury, which has today found both boys guilty of Olly’s murder.”

Trial Notes of Compelling evidence

In building the case for trial, the Crown Prosecution Service reviewed material containing thousands of messages from conversations the teenagers had on their phones and social media accounts.

Charles explained: “Whilst CCTV footage and statements from over 160 witnesses placed the defendants at the scene, it was the conversations and admissions in the messages that firmly linked the three teenagers with the attack.”

Many of the messages referenced knives, with one video showing the younger boy brandishing a knife at the older boy a week before the attack. In a voice message to Olly’s ex-girlfriend in the days leading up to the attack, the older boy said: “… I actually hate the kid with a passion, like if I was to see him right now I’ll probably end up killing him or something…” He then added: “I’ll just give him bangs or stab him or something.”

Deleted messages were also retrieved in which the defendants admitted their involvement in Olly’s death. After Olly had been killed, the older boy recorded a voice message saying: “Boy it was me and my boy innit. I started slapping him up and then my boy backed out and then **** shanked him.” And later, when a friend asked: “Did you kill olly”, the younger defendant messaged: “It was the biggest mistake of my life.” When asked why he did it, he stated: “Out of pure anger.”

The prosecution’s case was further strengthened by the forensic evidence obtained from the clothing the boys had thrown away which had the DNA of the younger defendant on it as well as blood from the victim.

In addition to being convicted of murder, the older boy was found guilty of perverting the course of justice in relation to the disposal of clothing worn at the time of Olly Stephens’ death and had already pleaded guilty to a further count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the deleting of apps from his mobile phone. The younger boy had previously pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the disposal of clothing worn at the time of Olly Stephens’ death.

Additional Notes:

  • A 14-year-old boy (DOB 25 February 2007) was convicted of murder. He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the disposal of clothing worn at the time of Olly Stephens’ death. 
  • A 14-year-old boy (DOB 3 October 2006) was convicted of murder. He was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice in relation to the disposal of clothing worn at the time of Olly Stephens’ death. He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the deleting of apps from his mobile phone.
  • A 14-year-old girl (DOB 29 January 2007) pleaded guilty to manslaughter and one count of perverting the course of justice in relation to the deletion of data from her mobile phone at an earlier hearing.
  • The three teenagers will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court in September.
  • Charles White is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in the Complex Casework Unit, CPS Thames and Chiltern.
  • Our Complex Casework Unit deals with the most complex cases in our area. The team of experienced specialist lawyers, paralegal officers and operational delivery staff work in collaboration with our three police forces to tackle serious, organised and cross-border crime across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.27: 2021:

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