Bath Voice News: police charge teenage boy from Wiltshire with murdering a 16-year-old in the Weston area of the city last June

By Harry Mottram: Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed they have charged a teenage boy with murder at Bristol Crown Court today (Wednesday 25 October).

In a statement the police said: “We’ve charged another teenage boy with the murder of 16-year-old Mikey Roynon. The 15-year-old from Wiltshire was arrested on Sunday. He is the third teenager to be charged with murder (joint enterprise) in connection with Mikey’s death. Mikey died from a single stab wound at a property on Eastfield Avenue in Bath on Saturday 10 June. The two other boys already charged – a 15-year-old from Dorset and a 16 year-old from Wiltshire – are next due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 7 November. They are also charged with possessing an offensive weapon.”

The murder happened during what appeared to be a gathering of young people late at night in Eastfield Avenue in Weston and is one of three knife related murders this year in Bath. The Mayor of Bath Cllr Dine Romero has set up a task group to look at ways of preventing knife crimes in the future by working with agencies such as the police and schools.  Cllr Romero who will chair the group said she wanted to “actually find out if there’s anything more that we as a council or any other agency could be doing.” She added: “What we have seen over the last year is three fatalities, so to see if there is any more that we could be doing collectively to prevent more deaths.”

Mikey from Kingswood in South Glos died from a single stab wound at a property on Eastfield Avenue in Bath on Saturday, 10th June, 2023 at around 11.30pm. He was attended to by members of the public according to local reports.

The police said that a Major Crime Investigation Team will continue to carry out enquires and is still keen to hear from anyone who might be able to help their investigation. If you have any information, images or footage relating to Mikey’s death you can submit it via the Major Incident Public Portal. If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223136640, or complete our online appeals form. You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.