An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder following the discovery of the body of 15 year old Alex Rodda In Ashley.

Matthew Mason, of Ollerton, near Knutsford, was arrested in Forton, Newport, at around noon on Friday around
four hours after the teenage boy’s body was discovered outside in Ashley Mill Lane, Ashley.

Mason has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Monday

n a joint statement, the family said: “Alex was a very loving, caring, kind, loyal and, most of all, trusting young boy.

“He loved life and made friends wherever he went.

“He will be sorely missed.”

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Blackwell, of Cheshire Constabulary’s Major Crime Directorate, said: “Our thoughts are with Alex’s family at this extremely difficult time.

“They are currently being supported by specialist officers and we request for their privacy to be respected.”


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