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Second boy charged with murder after Ashford teenager stabbed to death

A second teenager has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a teenager.

Jaydon McFarlane, 19, was stabbed to death on Brookfield Road, Ashford on Saturday March 14.

Jaydon McFarlane died of his wounds
Jaydon McFarlane died of his wounds

An inquest opening recorded his death as a knife wound to the back of the chest.

Four arrests were made in connection with the incident, while a number of knives were seized.

Officers investigating the incident charged a 17-year-old with murder, and another 17-year-old with assisting an offender.

The second teenager has now also been charged with the murder of Mr McFarlane, as well as conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm.

He is due to appear before Medway Magistrates' Court today in relation to the latest charges.

Floral tributes were left at the scene. Picture: Chris Davey
Floral tributes were left at the scene. Picture: Chris Davey

Two other men, aged 19 and 24, were also arrested in connection with the incident but neither have been charged.

Both of those charged, who cannot be named due to their age, are due before Maidstone Crown Court on Friday June 26.

Flowers were laid at the scene of the incident, and friends of Mr McFarlane took to social media to pay tribute to the "funny, loving" teenager.

In a touching tribute, Maddy Magee said: "What a cruel world we live in.

"Thoughts go out to your family. We are all lucky to have known you.

"You will never be forgotten and we will never stop speaking your name. Fly high Jay."

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