A FUNDRAISER which was set up in memory of the victim of the Emmer Green stabbing has tripled its original target.

A GoFundMe page had been set up by Billy Baker, 16, with the hope of raising £5,000 to help towards "a good send off for Olly".

Now, this total stands at £15,104.

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Billy explained he is friends with Olly's sister and when he heard the news he "wanted to do something to help the family".

In an update on the GoFundMe page on January 6 Billy said: "I just wanted to say thank you to each and everyone of you guys who have signed the petition, donated, shared and raised awareness for Olly.

"We need to make a difference in this world. We need justice for Olly. We will not stop until we get it I promise you that."

The post explained the costs would help towards a "beautiful" send off for Olly, go to knife crime charities and the family.

A petition has also been set up which hopes to ban people from possessing lethal weapons without a license and for all people under 21 years of age.

So far, 84,515 people have signed the petition.

On the fundraising page Billy added: "As we have all realised Olly deserved the world. He was such a caring, funny and gold hearted boy. This money and petition will give him the best send off and justice."

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One person who donated said: "Thinking of Olly and his loved ones. As the mother of a 14 year old son, I'm saddened to my core about this."

Another added: "Heartbreaking. Thinking of you all & sending our deepest sympathy. Sleep tight & shine bright Olly."

Olly Stephens was reportedly stabbed in Bugs Bottom fields, Emmer Green, on January 3, and sadly died at the scene.

A 13-year-old girl, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named, appeared at Reading Crown Court on Thursday afternoon charged with murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm in connection with the death.

Click here for more details of the fundraising page.