Man, 18, charged with murder after boy’s body found on country lane

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body of a 15-year-old boy in a village in Cheshire.

Alex Rodda was found dead on a country lane in Ashley shortly before 8am on Friday.

Matthew Mason, 18, of Ollerton, near Knutsford, has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Crewe Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Image: Alex was found dead on Ashley Mill Lane in Ashley

Alex's family, from Knutsford, around four miles from Ashley, said the teenager "loved life".


In a statement, they 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."

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Undated family handout photo issued by Cheshire Constabulary of Alex Rodda, 15, , from Knutsford, who was found dead outside in Ashley Mill Lane, Ashley, Cheshire, shortly before 8am on Friday. An 18-year-old man, from the Knutsford area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being held in custody for questioning. PA Photo. Issue date:  Saturday December 14, 2019. See PA story POLICE Ashley. Photo credit should read: Cheshire Constabulary/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS
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