Boy, 15, charged with murder of teenager Ben Moncrieff in Bath city centre

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder following the death of a teenager in Bath city centre.

Ben Moncrieff, 18, died in the Southgate Street area of the city in the early hours of Saturday 6 May following reports of a man suffering serious injuries.

Paramedics attended the incident and found the teenager critically injured. He died at the scene.

Ben Moncrieff, 18, was stabbed to death in Bath city centre in the early hours of 6 May. Pic from GoFundMe page set up by friends.
Ben Moncrieff. Pic: GoFundMe page set up by friends

Police say a 15-year-old boy, from south London, has been charged with murder.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, due to his age, has also been charged with possession of a bladed article.

He is due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today.

Following news of Mr Moncrieff’s death, friends set up a GoFundMe page to raise £5,000 to “give him the funeral and send off he deserves”.

The friends described Mr Moncrieff as a “hard-working lad” who “brought endless smiles to everyone who was lucky enough to meet him”.

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