• 8 August 2022 01:46

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Man and two teens charged with Wolverhampton killing



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Picture of Ronan Kanda

A man and two teenagers have been charged with the murder of Ronan Kanda, who was stabbed to death in Wolverhampton.

Ronan, 16, was attacked on Mount Road, in Lanesfield, shortly before 9pm on Wednesday.

Tragically, Ronan died at the scene and a murder investigation was started.

A post-mortem revealed he died after being stabbed twice.

Last night, Josiah Francis, 20, of Westcote Avenue, Birmingham, was charged with murder, along with two 16-year-old boys.

All will appear before Wolverhampton magistrates tomorrow (Monday).

A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man held earlier this week have been released on police bail.

Ronan’s family, who are being supported by specially trained officers, said: “Ronan was a kind-hearted, loving, caring 16-year-old. Our son and a brother who would do anything for anyone. 

“He was a funny character who made everyone laugh around him. 

“He is taken from us cruelly and our hearts are broken. 

“We want everyone to pray for his soul now. We will always love you our son and my brother and you will live within us now.”

WMP investigation continues and we are examining CCTV and examining forensic evidence. Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who may have been driving in the area at the time and who may have captured dashcam footage of the attack or the build-up to it.

You can contact them via Live Chat on their website west-midlands.police.uk or by calling 101. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 3854-290622.

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