Surrey

Jake Bates stabbing: Man charged with murder

The scene of the stabbing in Roundhill Way, Guildford
Image caption Mr Bates died after a confrontation at a property in Guildford

A teenager has been charged with murdering a 19-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Surrey.

Liam Martin, 18, of Roundhill Way, Guildford, is charged with murdering Jake Bates, from Guildford.

Mr Bates suffered fatal knife wounds during a confrontation at a property in Roundhill Way, Guildford, at about 19:45 BST on Saturday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr Martin is due to appear before Guildford magistrates on Tuesday.

Surrey Police said a post-mortem examination carried out on Mr Bates' body on Monday showed the cause of death was a stab wound to the neck.

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