Keelan Wilson: Three teenagers arrested on suspicion of 15-year-old's murder in Wolverhampton

By Megan Archer | Wolverhampton | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Detectives investigating the death of 15-year-old Keelan Wilson in Wolverhampton have arrested three teenagers on suspicion of his murder.

Three boys, aged 14, 15 and 17, were arrested yesterday morning and were being questioned by police.

Keelan, aged 15, was stabbed to death just yards from his home in the Merry Hill area of the city on Tuesday, May 29, prompting a major police investigation.

A 16-year-old was also arrested last week and has been released on police bail pending further enquires.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, of the force's homicide unit, said: “This is a further significant development in our investigation.

"We continue to work on a number of leads and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has provided us with information.

Keelan's mother Kelly Elllitts and father Gary Wilson with tributes to their son

“The death of Keelan was unnecessary and tragic and we are working round the clock to understand what happened and get answers for Keelan’s family who are being kept updated with the latest developments."

Keelan, who would have turned 16 on July 1 and had just enrolled at a college in Birmingham, was the eighth person to be stabbed to death in the West Midlands this year.


His 40-year-old mother described him as 'an extremely loving person' who enjoyed music, DJing and dance.

Tributes including flowers, a signed school t-shirt, a teddy bear and candles have been left at the scene where the youngster died

Anyone with any information should call Detective Inspector Warren Hines personally on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Deputy Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email

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