Two women arrested after boy, 16, was stabbed to death with 3 teens in custody

TWO women have been arrested on suspicion of helping an offender in the fatal stabbing of Ramarni Crosby, 16, as three teens are held in custody.

The women, aged 18 and 21, are being questioned by police in custody.

Ramarni Crosby, 16, was fatally stabbed in Gloucester city on Wednesday

Ramarni Crosby, 16, was fatally stabbed in Gloucester city on WednesdayCredit: BPM
Two women and three teen boys have been arrested on suspicion of being connected to the murder

Two women and three teen boys have been arrested on suspicion of being connected to the murderCredit: BPM

It comes after the arrest of three teen boys who had previously been apprehended on suspicion of murder over the death of Ramarni, Gloucester Live reports.

Ramarni was stabbed to death in the Barton and Tredworth area of Gloucester city on the evening of Wednesday, December 15.

Cops have been granted extra time to interrogate the teen boys, who are aged 15, 16 and 17.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said: “Officers from the Major Crime Investigation Team are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal stabbing and anyone with information which could assist is asked to contact police.

“Any witnesses, or anybody with dashcam footage, is asked to contact police using the following online reporting tool.

“You can also call police on 101 and quote incident 389 of 15 December.

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“Alternatively you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.”

Chief Inspector Rich Pegler said his force was concerned about the “disturbing” footage of Ramarni’s fatal stabbing being shared among young people.

He said: “We are aware that some video footage of the aftermath of the incident has been circulating among young people and this could have a really detrimental impact.

“Ramarni’s death shocked the community and has left his family devastated.

“There will be many – especially his friends and young people in the area, who will be processing the news and grieving.

“Significant support has been put in place involving schools and we’re also reminding everyone that there is a wide range of agencies who can help outside of term time

“We’re signposting these on social media so people know where to go.”