Demarie Omare Roye: Man charged with murder of teenager in Thornton Heath

Katherine Johnston (16 July, 2021)

Demarie was stabbed to death on Friday, July 9

46171Victim: Demarie Omare Roye

The sixteen-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Thornton Heath last week has been named as Demarie Omare Roye, as a man is charged with his murder.

Byron Whyne, aged nineteen and from Croydon’s Grenaby Road, appeared in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on the morning of Thursday, 15 July.

Demarie was taken to hospital by members of the public after being stabbed in Bensham Manor Road at around 3pm on Friday, July 9. 

He died in hospital two days later from his injury. 

A 22-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and on suspicion of murder. 

He has since been released under investigation.

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