The death of a 13-year-old boy has rocked the Reading community and left one neighbourhood in shock.

Investigations continue into the fatal stabbing of Olly Stephens, who died in Bugs Bottom fields, Emmer Green, on Sunday (January 3).

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All three suspects appeared in Reading Magistrates' Court last week.

A 13-year-old girl and two boys, aged 13 and 14, all from Reading, have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

The girl has also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

In light of the case, the local neighbourhood policing team has thanked the Emmer Green community for their support during this difficult time.

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Thames Valley Police publicly showed their appreciation to the residents in the area whilst investigations continue.

Reading LPA Commander, Supt Nick John has the following message for the community: “I would like to thank the local community of Emmer Green for their co-operation and support.

“There has been a large number of officers in the local area whilst a thorough investigation is carried out and I appreciate the disruption and concern that this may have caused.

“Without your support it would be very difficult for officers to carry out their work and so I am extremely grateful for your continued patience.

“Officers continue to carry out reassurance patrols in the local area and I would encourage anyone to approach and speak to them if they have any concerns."