6 West Rand teens arrested for murder of friend

The police's Lucky Matome says the suspects are between the ages of 15 and 19.

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JOHANNESBURG - Six teenagers have been arrested for the murder of their friend in Tarlton on the West Rand.

It’s understood they attacked the boy at the Smokedown informal settlement last week.

He sustained head injuries and later died in hospital.

The police's Lucky Matome says the suspects are between the ages of 15 and 19.

“All six suspects were arrested. Five of them are underage. The sixth suspect appeared at the Krugersdorp Magistrates Court.”

(Edited by Refilwe Thobega)