Boy, 14, charged with murder of teenager in Bristol

17 December 2019, 20:20

Family photo issued by Avon and Somerset Constabulary of murdered 17-year-old Tyrone Hayman with his mother Elaine Campbell
Family photo issued by Avon and Somerset Constabulary of murdered 17-year-old Tyrone Hayman with his mother Elaine Campbell. Picture: PA

By Sylvia DeLuca

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Bristol.

Tyrone Hayman, 17, was knifed in the the chest in Parson Street, Bedminster, at 1.30pm on Saturday.

He died a short time later in hospital with his mother by his side.

The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named because of his age, is due to appear before Bristol Youth Court on Wednesday.

Det Insp Phil Walker of Avon and Somerset Police said: "Our thoughts continue to be with Tyrone's family at what is undoubtedly a difficult time and we will continue to support them in any way we can.

“We believe this is an isolated incident involving people known to each other."

A post-mortem examination confirmed Tyrone Hayman, described as having an "infectious smile", died from a single stab wound to the chest.

The stabbing took place on Parson Street, Bedminster, Bristol
The stabbing took place on Parson Street, Bedminster, Bristol. Picture: Google Maps

Mr Hayman's mother, Elaine Campbell told Bristol Live: "He was kind and his smile was infectious."

Stepdad Michael Mutuma, 47, said: "When I heard the news I was shocked. I was at work at the time. I couldn't believe it. I couldn't make sense of it. His heart had stopped - why?

"Tyrone was the most passionate and quick-witted guy. He was very sociable. He loved hanging out with his friends. He was always saying 'I want to go out'.

Friends paid tribute to Mr Hayman on Facebook, where one wrote: "Rest in paradise Ty. You was such a lovely boy and always had a smile on your face. I will always remember the memories in school."

A GoFundMe page was set up in Tyrone's memory and raised over £1,600, but has since been deactivated.

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