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Massive outpouring of grief in Staffordshire home town of latest teenager to be knifed to death

Heartbroken family and friends of Harleigh Hepworth have suggested erecting a memorial to the popular teenager who was stabbed to death in Wolverhampton on Thursday.

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Harleigh Hepworth was stabbed to death in Wolverhampton

Harleigh, aged 17, died in Wolverhampton's West Park, and his death sparked a massive outpouring of grief in Rugeley and online with friends rallying around the family within hours of the police confirming his identity yesterday (Friday).

Disbelief, anger and shock greeted the news the friendly boy many had seen grow up in and around Brereton and Rugeley was now the subject of a murder investigation.

Family friend Billy Brown received unanimous support when he called on social media for a memorial to mark the youngster's life.

He said: "As you all have heard of the horrific incident with a lad from our home town and well known by a lot of people yet again another life lost to knife crime. This needs to stop, seriously we can all get ourselves into situations and later on regret it in life.

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