Justice Will-Mamah, 18, from Bletchley, is accused of one count of murder and one count of possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place after the death of a teen in Milton Keynes, Thames Valley Police said
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An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder and possession of a blade after a boy died near a college campus in front of horrified students and staff.
Justice Will-Mamah, 18, from Bletchley, is accused of one count of murder and one count of possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place, Thames Valley Police said.
It comes after a 16-year-old was stabbed near Milton Keynes College on Friday. He was knifed near the junction of Palace Square and Rainbow Drive before staggering and collapsing by the college in Chaffron Way.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene following the stabbing and took over from the students and staff who were providing first aid.
Despite the best efforts of doctors, the boy died in hospital.
A spokesman for the college confirmed in a statement that an “incident” was witnessed by staff and students, some of whom provided first aid.
A post-mortem examination found he died from a stab wound to the chest.
Emergency services attended the scene but the boy died at Milton Keynes General Hospital.
He has not yet been formally identified, and his family are being supported by specially trained officers.
Will-Mamah remains in custody and will appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
In a statement at the time, Milton Keynes College said the incident was contained and they were not advised to close the campus.
They said: “We know at this stage that colleagues and students both witnessed the incident and helped to provide emergency first aid, they are being supported by our counseling teams.
“While this incident did not happen on our campus, we do know that the fact it was witnessed by College students will heighten anxiety and feelings of being unsafe.
“We will therefore be increasing leadership presence and security at our Chaffron Way campus next week to help to provide reassurance.”
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