A 17-year-old boy has been convicted of murder following a Thames Valley Police investigation.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was today (2/12) convicted by unanimous verdict of one count of murder following a trial at Aylesbury Crown Court.
The conviction is in relation to the death of Lewis Wenman, aged 17, who was killed last year.
On 7 November 2020, Thames Valley Police officers were called to Springfield in Milton Keynes following reports of an altercation which had taken place in Tyburn Avenue.
Lewis had sustained stab wounds as a result of an altercation with the 17-year-old boy. He was taken to hospital but sadly later died from his injuries.
A murder investigation was launched and the 17-year-old boy was arrested. He was charged with murder on 10 November last year.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “The death of Lewis Wenman on 7 November last year has devastated his family.
“Lewis died having been stabbed three times during an attack in Springfield. There was absolutely no justification for this incident that resulted in Lewis losing his life in front of two friends who tried to save him along with the attending police officers, ambulance crews and the staff at Milton Keynes A&E department.
“I would like to pay tribute to Lewis’s family for their support of the investigation over the last 12 months. During the trial, they have had to listen to the detail of what happened that night and watch parts of the incident captured on a CCTV. They have conducted themselves with absolute dignity throughout.
“The conviction today will never bring any closure to the family but I hope it will go some way in helping the grieving process knowing the person responsible has been convicted of Lewis’s murder.
“This is another example of how knives really do ruins lives.”