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SuffolkNews Podcast: Family of 16-year-old Haverhill stabbing victim, Harley Barfield, pay tribute





On today's podcast we have the news the family of a 16-year-old Haverhill boy who died in a stabbing say their hearts are broken but have been 'amazed' by the support of the community during this difficult time.

Harley Barfield was stabbed just after 3pm on Monday, January 9, in a car park next to Strasbourg Square in Haverhill.

Harley was initially taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment, before being transferred to the Royal Papworth Hospital where he died on January 11.

His mum Bernice said: “Harley’s life will not be vain and I couldn’t be prouder to call him my son. I love you to the moon and back son, rest in peace.”

For more on the story, see here.

Also, a teenager has died after a stabbing in Ipswich town centre yesterday, which officers believe was a targeted attack.

Police were called to Westgate Street at 3.35pm, following reports of an 18-year-old man being seriously assaulted.

Two males are being sought by police in connection with the incident, who were thought to have left the scene.

For the full story, see here.

And finally, tribute has been paid to a former pub landlady who was popular with the community, had a ‘wicked sense of humour’ and supported children with reading.

Sheila Wareing, who died aged 87 on January 5, ran The Victoria, in Thurston, near Bury St Edmunds, with her husband Terry for 14 years.

They organised various activities in the village including fancy dress rounders matches and a ladies slimming club.

To read more, see here.