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.
To find an individual victim, search by name or location.

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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Produced by Christine Jeavans, Tom Pearson, Andrew Nicolaou, Scott Byrne-Fraser and Danyal Aytekin

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