Mapping UK's teen murder toll



This table shows every known victim of murder or manslaughter aged 10-19 in the UK since 1 Jan 2008. It includes victims of domestic violence and straightforward assault as well as gang-related deaths.

Many cases are still being investigated or prosecuted by police but where there has been a conviction, this is noted in the text and the story is linked.

The list is in reverse date order but you can sort by name, age or location by clicking the table headings.
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Name Age Location Date of incident Cause of death Summary
Jake Johnson 19 Cheltenham 25/12/09 Other

Jake is believed to have fallen from the third floor of a house in Rodney Road, Cheltenham. Police are treating it as murder.

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Salum Kombo 18 LondonBow 20/12/09 Stabbed

Art student Salum Kombo, who was studying at Tower Hamlets College, was found dead with stab wounds in Bow, east London.

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Andrew Gibson 19 County DurhamDarlington 12/12/09 Beaten

Teenage soldier Andrew died four days after he was injured in a fight at the Escapade nightclub in Darlington.

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James Murray 19 Belfast 05/12/09 Other

Student James, 19, died after falling from a ninth floor communal balcony of a Belfast flat.

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John Marsh 15 MerseysideThatto Heath, St Helens 21/11/09 Stabbed

John was stabbed at a house in the Thatto Heath area of St Helens. He died later from his wounds.

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Michael McCarthy 19 LondonStoke Newington 19/11/09 Stabbed

Michael was stabbed and then run over near his home in Yoakley Road, Stoke Newington.

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Ashleigh Hall 17 DurhamSedgefield 26/10/09 Other

Ashleigh's body was found in a farmer's field near Sedgefield. A post-mortem revealed she has been smothered.

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Jamie Kelly 18 LiverpoolKirkdale 14/09/09 Stabbed

Jamie arrived at Royal Liverpool University Hospital in a taxi having been stabbed but, despite treatment, he died from his injuries.

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Shevon Wilson 17 BristolSt George 12/09/09 Stabbed

Shevon suffered fatal wounds when he was stabbed near the World's End pub in the St George area of Bristol, in an incident witnesses said involved up to 30 young men.

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Jan Wilson 19 North YorkshireNorton 05/09/09 Other

Angus-born jockey Jan's body was found with that of fellow apprentice Jamie Kyne following a suspected arson attack at flats in the village of Norton, near Malton.

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Jamie Kyne 18 North YorkshireNorton 05/09/09 Other

Apprentice jockey Jamie, originally from County Galway in Ireland, was found dead along with Jan Wilson following a suspected arson attack at flats in the village of Norton, near Malton.

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Chanelle Sasha Jones 17 Aberaeron 02/08/09 Stabbed

Sasha - full name Chanelle Sasha Jones - was found in a Ford Fiesta stopped by police between Aberaeron and Aberarth in Ceredigion. A post-mortem revealed the childcare student had died from stab injuries.

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Carl Asiedu 19 LondonVauxhall 01/08/09 Stabbed

Young rapper Carl was found with stab wounds after performing at Club Life, London Bridge.

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Louise Evans 18 BurnleyTowneley Park 21/07/09 Stabbed

Louise suffered multiple knife and head wounds in what police said was a "horrific" attack in Burnley's Towneley Park. A 19-year-old admitted her murder, while a 21-year-old was later also found guilty.

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Ben Lund 19 Eastbourne 11/07/09 Beaten

Ben died after an attack in the early morning at the Funktion Rooms in Eastbourne.

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Michael Flint 18 Manchester 04/07/09 Beaten

Michael, from Glossop in Derbyshire, died a week after being found in a critical condition outside the Spar shop in Piccadilly.

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Maleha Masud 15 LondonTooting 21/06/09 Other

Maleha died four days after an arson attack which left four other members of her family critically ill. Petrol had been poured through the letterbox of her family home and set alight.

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Stuart Lownds 18 NottinghamBestwood 13/06/09 Stabbed

Stuart was found with stab wounds at a house in Teviot Road in Bestwood in the early hours of a Saturday morning. He died in hospital two days later.

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David Cox 18 DoncasterBessacarr 01/06/09 Beaten

David suffered head injuries in an altercation involving a group of teenagers at the Nostell Place precinct in Bessacarr. He was taken to hospital but died a day later.

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Adam Beaney 19 Faversham 30/05/09 Beaten

Adam was found with a chest wound near public toilets in Faversham's recreation ground. He died after being taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

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Ian Charlton 18 Middlesbrough 29/05/09 Stabbed

Ian died from a single stab wound in Caldicot Close, Middlesbrough, on a Friday night.

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Jamie Bain 17 GlasgowCastlemilk 24/05/09 Stabbed

Apprentice floor layer Jamie, who had a one-year-old daughter, died of stab wounds following an incident at a house. A 21-year-old admitted culpable homicide.

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Scott Emsley 19 Dundee 23/05/09 Beaten

Scott, a keen Dundee FC supporter, was found lying unconscious in the street. He was taken to Ninewells Hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

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Jahmal Mason-Blair 17 LondonHackney 23/05/09 Stabbed

Jahmal, a promising young footballer, was stabbed in a Hackney street in May. He died at the scene. A 14-year-old admitted manslaughter.

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Daniel Hambleton 19 DalkeithMayfield 16/05/09 Beaten

Daniel died at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary 12 hours after what police called an "altercation" in Kippielaw Park. A 48-year-old man was jailed for life for his murder.

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Giuseppe Gregory 16 ManchesterStretford 10/05/09 Shot

Giuseppe was shot as he sat in a car near the Robin Hood pub. He had already been driven to hospital by the time police arrived at the scene, but he died later.

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Adam Pervaiz 18 LondonDeptford 07/05/09 Stabbed

Adam was found dead in the stairwell of flats in Deptford's Abinger Grove, having been stabbed in the leg.

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Oluwaseyi Ogunyemi 16 LondonStockwell 27/04/09 Stabbed

Oluwaseyi was found with stab wounds to his chest and abdomen in Stockwell's Larkhall Park, following a suspected gang fight.

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Jessica McCagh 17 Arbroath 25/04/09 Other

Jessica suffered severe burns and died in hospital after she was doused in petrol and set alight at a flat in Bloomfield Road. Her teenage boyfriend was convicted of her murder.

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Damian Clough 12 KeighleyStockbridge 04/04/09 Other

Damian died from smoke inhalation after a house fire in West Yorkshire. Firefighters found him in his bedroom and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Juan Claude McKenley 18 Reading 02/04/09 Stabbed

Juan Claude was stabbed in what police described as an "altercation" outside Reading's Broad Street mall. He died later. A 27-year-old was jailed for life for his murder.

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Holly Fallon 10 Cronberry 28/03/09 Unknown

Holly's body was found alongside that of her mother, Diane, near Cumnock, East Ayrshire. They had been missing for 11 days.

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Robbie Thomson 17 Coupar Angus 25/03/09 Beaten

Shop worker Robbie was found, fully clothed and lying face down, in a burn just outside the town of Coupar Angus.

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Abdulkarim Boudiaf 18 LondonTottenham 14/03/09 Shot

Abdulkarim was shot while standing outside a pub in Tottenham on a Saturday night. Police said they did not believe the shooting to be gang-related.

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Wahab Zaaki 18 LondonWalthamstow 13/03/09 Stabbed

Wahab, who was approaching his 19th birthday, suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest during an altercation in Walthamstow. He died en route to hospital.

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Tyler Juett 17 NottinghamOld Basford 13/03/09 Stabbed

Tyler was found with stab wounds at a house in Old Basford, Nottingham, after reports of a disturbance. He was taken to hospital, but later died.

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Darren Loader 17 Hereford 12/03/09 Beaten

Darren was assaulted while walking along a disused railway line with friends. He was taken to hospital but later died. His girlfriend suffered a broken arm in the attack. A 23-year-old man has admitted his murder and the assault on the teenage girl.

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Robert Cowan 19 GlasgowSpringburn 07/03/09 Stabbed

Robert died from stab wounds after a confrontation in the Springburn area of Glasgow. Two friends, aged 19 and 21, were seriously injured in the attack. A 19-year-old was convicted of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

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Connor Muir 17 LivingstonLadywell 06/03/09 Stabbed

Budding DJ Connor was stabbed during an altercation on a path near a primary school in Livingston. He died from his injuries. A 23-year-old was found gulity of culpable homicide.

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Shannen Vickers 17 LondonBethnal Green 22/02/09 Other

Shannen and her grandmother died in a fire at their flat in Bethnal Green. A 19-year-old and a 20-year-old were jailed for life for torching the property.

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Taylor Burrows 18 Luton 21/02/09 Stabbed

Sixth-form student Taylor died from stab wounds after an incident at a house in Luton. Her ex-boyfriend admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

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Michael Wright 17 LondonStratford 19/02/09 Stabbed

Michael, often known as Simon, was stabbed in east London in a row over an unpaid debt of £15. He died shortly later in hospital. A 16-year-old boy was jailed for life for the attack.

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Kul Hawadleh 19 LondonWealdstone 19/02/09 Stabbed

Kul, also known as Hassan, was filling up at a petrol station with some friends when he was stabbed.

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Tony Bromley 18 LiverpoolAnfield 14/02/09 Stabbed

Tony was found stabbed to death outside a house in Tuebrook, Liverpool. Two men were jailed for life for his murder.

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Rhys Davies 17 Cardiff 13/02/09 Beaten

Rhys died on Valentine's Day after he was assaulted the previous evening near Ladbrokes in St Mary Street. He had been out shopping with a friend and police believe he became involved in an argument.

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Shane Price 19 Stourport on Severn 13/02/09 Stabbed

Shane was found in a carpark on Hartlebury Common. He died from a stab wound to the chest.

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Ryan Quinn 14 Portrush 30/01/09 Other

Ryan died after he was chased onto the railway line and was hit by a train after a family birthday. Police have launched a murder enquiry.

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Steven Lewis 15 LondonPlaistow 24/01/09 Stabbed

Steven was stabbed outside an anti-violence event at a church hall in east London. Another teenager was jailed for life for his murder.

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Liam Munn 19 Nottingham 18/01/09 Beaten

Liam, a promising footballer, was found unconscious outside the Halo nightclub early in the morning. He died later in hospital. A 19-year-old admitted manslaughter.

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Jamie Yeates 15 Llanelli 08/01/09 Stabbed

Jamie, who had hopes of being a jockey, died from multiple stab wounds at his home in Llanelli. His 42-year-old stepfather is serving a 16-year sentence for his murder.

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Samuel Byrne 17 Tamworth 01/01/09 Other

Apprentice carpenter Sam was hit on the head with a brick at a house in Tamworth in the early hours of New Year's Day. He died later that day. His 18-year-old friend was found guilty of manslaughter.

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James Taylor 11 KentNew Ash Green 02/12/08 Drowned

James's body was found at the home he shared with his mother. She admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

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Jane Treasure 19 SloughChalvey 18/11/08 Stabbed

Healthcare worker Jane was found with stab wounds at a house in Chalvey, Slough. Her family said she was a keen student and wanted to work abroad.

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Boris Reavey 19 Bedford 15/11/08 Stabbed

Boris was stabbed in the chest near a church car park in Bedford town centre. He died later in hospital. A 52-year-old man pleaded guilty to his manslaughter.

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Michelle Stewart 17 AyrshireDrongan 14/11/08 Stabbed

Michelle was stabbed in the early evening outside some shops in the Ayrshire village. Her brother, a nurse, rushed to the scene but she died shortly after arriving at hospital. Her 20-year-old former boyfriend was convicted of the killing.

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Kadeem Blackwood 15 DerbySunny Hill 11/11/08 Shot

The teenager was shot in the chest as he and some friends walked across a recreation ground in Sunnyhill, Derby. He was taken to hospital where he later died. Two men have been convicted of his murder.

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Kyle Grand 18 Leeds 09/11/08 Beaten

Kyle, from Rotherham, died on a night out with friends in Leeds. Police say an "incident" took place and they are treating it as murder.

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Amy Leigh Barnes 19 BoltonFarnworth 08/11/08 Stabbed

Amy Leigh, who had modelled for several magazines, was found stabbed at her home in Farnworth, Manchester. She was taken to hospital but died of her injuries. Her former boyfriend is serving a life sentence for her murder.

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Nabeer Bakurally 19 LondonIlford 08/11/08 Stabbed

Nabeer, from Forest Gate, east London was kicked, punched and stabbed to death in nearby Ilford. One man was jailed for 21 years for his murder. Another was sentenced to 10 years for manslaughter.

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Luke Woolf 18 SouthamptonNortham 25/10/08 Beaten

Luke was found with a serious head injury in a playground and remained in intensive care until he died five months later. A murder inquiry was then launched.

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Joseph Lappin 16 LiverpoolEverton 20/10/08 Stabbed

Army cadet Joseph was stabbed to death outside a youth club in Everton. He had been attending a music class and was waiting for a lift home.

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Victoria Couchman 19 Hastings 14/10/08 Unknown

The remains of the 19-year-old mother were found by children playing in woodland on the outskirts of Hastings. She had not been reported missing and it is unclear how she died.

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Craig Marshall 19 LondonActon 25/09/08 Stabbed

Craig arrived at Acton police station in west London with stab wounds after being attacked outside a nearby tower block. He died the next day in hospital. A drug dealer was jailed for eight years for manslaughter.

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