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Teen charged with murder

PUBLISHED: 11:41 26 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:19 12 August 2010

A MAN has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy. Royston Thomas, 18, of Hazel Grove, Sydenham appeared at Greenwich Magistrates Court on Tuesday accused of killing Ben Hitchcock, 16, in Beckenham on June 23 last year. The

A MAN has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy.

Royston Thomas, 18, of Hazel Grove, Sydenham appeared at Greenwich Magistrates Court on Tuesday accused of killing Ben Hitchcock, 16, in Beckenham on June 23 last year. The Year 11 Kelsey Park Sports College pupil, of Blean Grove, Penge died from a stab wound to the stomach during a fight involving up to 60 youths. Thomas was remanded in custody until the next hearing at the Old Bailey on September 30.

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