Boy, 15, who was killed in weekend stabbing is named by South Yorkshire Police
A South Yorkshire boy who died aged 15 after being stabbed on Sunday has been named as Loui Karl Phillips.
Police were called at around 2pm on Sunday August 8 after Loui, from Monk Bretton, Barnsley, was reported to have been stabbed on Fish Dam Lane.
When they arrived, they found him with a stab wound to his chest.
He was taken to hospital, where he remained in a critical condition for several days. Tragically, he died on Thursday morning.
A post mortem examination carried out on Thursday evening concluded that he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.
His family have now formally identified him and are being supported by police family liaison officers.
Police are meanwhile continuing with their investigation and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Det Chief Insp Mark Oughton, senior investigating officer, said: “Investigations are continuing and officers are working hard to piece together the events that led to a teenage boy losing in life in such tragic circumstances.
“As our enquiries continue, I would like to renew my appeal for anyone who saw what happened on Sunday afternoon to please contact us.
“If you have any information that might help us, please contact 101 quoting incident number 508 of 8 August 2021. You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
A 17-year-old boy from Barnsley appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with Grievous Bodily Harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. He was remanded into custody.