Oliver Stephens

Photo of a teenage boy with very curly brown hair, light skin, dark eyes, and a black shirt, smiling for the camera. He has an earbud in his ear.Name: Oliver Lucas “Olly” Stephens.
Died: January 3, 2021.
Age at death: 13.
Cause of death: Stabbing.
Location: Reading, Berkshire, England, UK.

Oliver, called Olly, had a 16-year-old sister named Emilia. He attended Highdown School, to which he had been scheduled to return the day after he died.

He was ambushed and stabbed to death in a park by several other teenagers.

His family called him “hilariously funny, charming and beautiful”. They remember that Olly “…always stood his ground and fought for the underdog whilst having an amazing depth of love, warmth and wit…. An Olly-sized hole has been left in our hearts.”

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One thought on “Oliver Stephens

  1. You deserved better Olly, much better. From one autistic teenager to another, I won’t let your story be forgotten. RIP


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