Women deny mur­der­ing 18-year-old

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

TWO women ac­cused of stab­bing teenager Al­fie Stone by West Ruis­lip tube sta­tion, have pleaded not guilty to mur­der.

Corinne Cripps, 29, of High Road, Ick­en­ham, and Max­ine Ben­son, 32, of no fixed abode, en­tered their pleas at the Old Bai­ley on Mon­day.

The two women also de­nied charges of wound­ing with in­tent to cause se­ri­ous in­jury to an­other man. Ben­son also pleaded not guilty to pos­ses­sion of a knife.

A third de­fen­dant, Steve Haw­good, 28, of Kingston Av­enue, West Dray­ton, has not yet for­mally en­tered his plea for charges of mur­der and wound­ing with in­tent.

Po­lice were called to High Road, Ick­en­ham, at 5.35pm on Novem­ber 9 last year fol­low­ing re­ports of a stab­bing.

Al­fie, who was 18, was a pop­u­lar pupil at Pield Heath House School for young peo­ple with spe­cial needs in Uxbridge, where he played in the foot­ball team.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics be­fore he later died at a west Lon­don hos­pi­tal with his fam­ily by his side.

Fol­low­ing this week’s hear­ing all three de­fen­dants were re­manded in cus­tody and their case has been sched­uled for trial on Mon­day April 4.

n KILLED: Al­fie Stone was stabbed

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