Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Community Reeling after Brutal Murder of One of Their Own; Events That Led Up to Death Revealed: AS KNIFEMAN Jonathon Charlton Starts a Life Sentence for the Murder of a Grangetown Teenager, the Gazette Can Today Reveal the Background to the Killing That Shocked a Community

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Community Reeling after Brutal Murder of One of Their Own; Events That Led Up to Death Revealed: AS KNIFEMAN Jonathon Charlton Starts a Life Sentence for the Murder of a Grangetown Teenager, the Gazette Can Today Reveal the Background to the Killing That Shocked a Community

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Byline: NAOMI CORRIGAN

THE vicious murder of Ian Charlton sent shockwaves throughout Grangetown.

The 18-year-old's family were left heartbroken, witnesses were traumatised and the community expressed outrage, calling for tough sentences on knife crime.

For many of those affected by the horrific crime, the pain is still raw.

Detective Chief Inspector PeterMc-Phillips said: "The family are all really devastated. It's been 10 months and it's been a long, hard struggle, particularly for Ian's mum Tina and her partner David.

"His brothers Richard and Shaun gave statements and gave evidence. They have been really traumatised by what happened. It has deeply affected them."

Mr Charlton died on Friday, May 29, last year after being stabbed five times by Jonathon Charlton, who was not related to him.

Jonathon Charlton and Ian's brother Richard had clashed earlier that day, perhaps over Jonathon's ex-partner.

Fighting broke out at her home on Caldicot Close, involving Ian. She threw people out of the house but Jonathon carried on the fight outside, ending with the brutal stabbing.

The lock knife used by Jonathon was said to have been thrust into Ian's chest deeper than the full length of the blade.

Ian was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, but it was too late to save him.

HELPING: Jaqueline Neighbour Jacqueline Mealing, a nurse, told the Evening Gazette how she fought to save the teenager's life before the paramedics arrived at the scene. "When I got outside I realised how serious it was and someone was shouting 'He's been stabbed, he's been stabbed'. I ran along and tried to clear the crowd back," she said.

"He was still breathing when I got there, but he had a large wound on the left side of his chest.

"I could also see a large stab wound to his shoulder and several to his legs. He was bleeding profusely.

"I had him in the recovery position.

He was breathing and mumbling, then he stopped breathing, so I started giving him CPR.

"I've given CPR so many times. But I've got to admit I barely slept last night thinking about it. …

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