Court Update – Teenager Appears in Tom Webb Murder Case.
A teenager has been charged with murder, contrary to the common law, following the death of a 22-year-old man in Derby City Centre earlier this week.
Tom Webb, from Alvaston, suffered a fatal stab wound after an alleged altercation close to a Costa Coffee Shop, on St Peter’s Street.
A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with Tom’s death. He has now been charged with murder contrary to common law and Phantom sources confirm that the youth did appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Additionally, a boy who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further inquiries. Two men (74 and 54), were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and have been bailed, as has a 17-year-old male and a 22-year-old male who were also arrested in connection with the incident.
Overall, this case has seen seven arrests, a heavy police presence in Derby City Centre as well as public outcry at the tragedy that is Tom’s Death.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Cox, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “The fact that we have charged a 16-year-old in connection with Tom’s death does not mean that the investigation is over.” He continued; “We are still keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of St Peter’s Street and East Street at about 8.30pm on Tuesday night … In particular, there was a large group of between ten and twenty young people at the McDonald’s restaurant shortly before the incident happened … We have CCTV of those people and we are working on identifying them right now …We may release their images to the media, Facebook, and the public in the coming days to help us trace them … But I would urge those people to come forward and speak to us before we do that.”
Derbyshire Police would like anyone to contact them that was in the area of St Peter’s Street and East Street between 2000hrs and 2100hrs on Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 588 of January 19.
The Phantom News Team would like to express their deepest sympathies to all affected by this horrific incident. As well as amplifying the fact that a citizen of the United Kingdom is Innocent until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.
UPDATE: The boy charged with Tom Webb’s Murder is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday (25 January) – Head of News [0830 – 24.01.16]