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Two men charged with murder of 17-year-old boy

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Murder victim 17-year-old Blake Newland

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team, investigating the murder of 17-year-old Blake Newland in Limavady on Friday, 2nd February, have charged two men aged 27 and 29 with murder.

Detectives have also charged two 16-year-old boys with grievous bodily harm with intent.

The charges come after police received a report at around 9.35pm on Friday night, 2nd February, that a man in his 50s had been stabbed. Officers attended and while carrying out enquiries they located Blake who was also seriously injured with stab wounds in a nearby house.

Blake was taken to hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries.


The second injured man was taken to hospital, where he remains for treatment to injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this time.

All four are expected to appear before Ballymena Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Tuesday 6th February.As is usual procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

A fifth man remains in police custody at this time.


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