Man Charged With Murder of Barnes Teenager

Archie Beston died six days after he was stabbed in Kingston

Archie Beston was stabbed in Kingston on 29th February

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Detectives investigating the murder of Archie Beston, who was found with fatal stab injuries on 29 February in Wood Street, Kingston, have charged a man with his murder.

20-year-old Tyron Bryan from Kingston was arrested on the day of the attack and charged with possession of points and blades and affray. He appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on 2 March where he was remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday, 26 March.

This Thursday(12 March), he was then charged with murder and grievous bodily harm (GBH) following the death of Archie Beston. He is due to appear in custody on Friday, 13 March at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.

20-year-old, Finley Ahwan has also been charged in relation to the incident. He was arrested on 1 March and charged with attempted grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving. He attended Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on 3 March and was granted bail to next appear at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday, 26 March.

Police arrested two other men in connection with the incident. An 18-year-old, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on 29 February. He has since been bailed to return later in March.

A 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of affray on 29 February, but there is no further action against him.

Police were called at around 3.40am to an incident in Wood Street where they found Archie suffering from a stab injury. Officers administered first aid and Archie was taken by London Ambulance Service to hospital. He was pronounced dead on Friday, 6 March.

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March 13, 2020



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