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Four teenagers found guilty of murdering Joseph Riches in Stourbridge town centre

Four teenagers have been found guilty of the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Stourbridge town centre.

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The month-long trial at Coventry Crown Court reached a conclusion this morning with the jury unanimously finding all four defendants guilty of murder and possession of a knife.

They include Dray Simmonds of Dixons Green Road in Dudley, aged 19; Joshua Edgington, of Hallewell Road, Winson Green, also 19 and two 16-year-olds who cannot be named.

Earlier in the trial, the jury heard how three school girls met up with the four defendants in Stourbridge town centre with the intention of catching a bus back to Halesowen but they stayed, with the group walking around various locations, drinking and doing some 'rapping.'

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