Pictured: Teenager, 18, who was stabbed to death three hours into New Year’s Day as 21-year-old is arrested on suspicion of murder
- Jay Fathers, 18, was stabbed in Walshs Manor, Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire
- The attack happened shortly before 3am on New Year’s Day
- A 21-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of murder
A teenager who was stabbed to death only hours into the New Year has been named by police as a 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
18-year-old Jay Fathers was stabbed in Walshs Manor, Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire shortly before 3am on New Year’s Day.
Jay Fathers,18, was stabbed to death on New Year’s Day
Thames Valley Police said a 21-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
Today Melanie Fathers, who described herself as Jay’s auntie, claimed on Facebook that her nephew had been stabbed six times.
She wrote: ‘Thinking of my brother and his family after my nephew was stabbed 6 times on New Year’s Day.
‘Sending love, compassion and healing to his friends and family R.I.P.
Jay Fathers is believed to have once been an aspiring actor, advertising himself for work on the website ‘starnow’ when he was 15.
He then went on to work for JD Sports in Milton Keynes, according to an online LinkedIn page.
Police and paramedics who arrived at the Milton Keynes scene found two men with stab injuries.
The second victim, 49, survived after receiving emergency treatment from doctors but the 18-year-old was certified dead in hospital.
Detectives said that they had arrested a 21-year-old suspect on suspicion of murder and he remained in police custody.
A statement from Thames Valley Police said: ‘Officers investigating the murder of an 18-year-old man in Milton Keynes on New Years’ Day (1/1) can now confirm the formal identity of the victim.
‘Officers were called to reports of an altercation in Walshs Manor, Stantonbury, just before 3am on New Years’ Day and found two men with serious injuries.
‘Sadly, an 18-year-old man died in hospital, despite the best efforts of medical professionals.
‘The victim has now been formally identified as Jay Fathers, aged 18, from Milton Keynes.
‘A Home Office post-mortem examination conducted yesterday (2/1) has ascertained the cause of Jay’s death to be a stab wound to the abdomen.
‘A 21-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody at this time.’
Detectives said that they had arrested a 21-year-old suspect on suspicion of murder and he remained in police custody. The attack happened at Walshs Manor, Stantonbury, Buckinghamshire
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard from Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit added: ‘We are continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding Jay’s death and I would appeal to anybody who has any information that can assist this investigation to please contact police on 101 or online.
‘We extend our thoughts and sympathies to Jay’s family, and we would ask that their privacy is respected at this very distressing time.’