Two schoolboys, aged 14 and 16 appear in court charged with the murder of a 17-year-old who was stabbed to death
Two schoolboys were charged in the morning with the murder of a 17-year-old.
Two teens, aged 14 and 16, were accused of stabbing Harley Brown to death in West Yorkshire. At 3.56 AM on Monday, February 20, he was killed in a machete attack at Kings Mill Lane in Huddersfield.
Police responded to Harley’s report that he was lying on the ground. He died later from his injuries after being taken to the hospital.
His devastated family today paid tribute to the teenager saying he had a ‘loving personality with a ‘beautiful smile’
They said: ‘Harley’s mother, two sisters, brother, niece, family, and all his friends are deeply saddened.
‘Harley will always be remembered for his loving personality, beautiful smile, and cheeky sense of humor.
‘He will be deeply missed by us all. He had so much potential, we wish he was given more time.’
Harley’s alleged killers, who cannot be identified because of their ages appeared at Leeds Youth Court this morning and were remanded into custody.
Thursday morning a 14-year-old boy, and a 16-year-old boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – have been charged with Harley’s murder.
Two males aged 15 and 19 who were also arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Two females aged 17 and 19 who were arrested in connection with the case have been released on police bail.
A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released with no further action taken.
Brett Whitehead, Harley’s cousin, said: ‘He’s a good kid with the most respect anyone could have – if you did well by him, he did more than good by you.
‘He had manners, he was just getting himself on the right track and was taken way too early.
‘He will forever be with us in our hearts and minds with his cheeky little smile spreading joy.’
Danny Stephenson, Harley’s uncle, wrote: ‘Rest easy now Harley, uncle Dan loves you.
‘No matter what people may say or think of this lad his heart was always pure.’