Teen pleads guilty to Dudley murder

A teenager has pleaded guilty to the murder of a young man in Dudley earlier this year.

Harvey Waterfield, aged 19, from Wednesbury, was found with a stab wound to his back in Spring Pool Meadow in Russells Hall on 16 March. 

He sadly died at the scene, despite the best efforts of members of the public who rushed to his aid.
A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted killing Harvey at Wolverhampton Crown Court this morning. He will be sentenced on 4 December.
Three others also appeared in court and pleaded guilty to violent disorder. They will be sentenced on the same day.
They are Christopher Halford, aged 28, from Middle Park Road, Dudley, Connor Oakley, aged 18, from Spring Pool Meadow, Russells Hall, and a 17-year-old who cannot be named due to his age.
In a statement earlier this year Harvey’s family said:

"As a family we are devastated at the loss of our son Harvey. He was an amazing son and brother and words can’t possibly explain how we are all feeling.”
Detective Inspector Adam Jobson, from the force homicide team, said:

“Harvey’s death was simply tragic. The guilty pleas entered today will save Harvey’s family from having to go through the ordeal of a trial. 
“Knife crime and violence are completely unacceptable and there is no place for either within our communities. 
“The consequences are devastating, Harvey was a young man with his whole life ahead of him. My thoughts are with his family and friends.”


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