Anna Leask is senior police reporter for the New Zealand Herald.

Fatal fight: Accused teens to go on trial

Stephen Dudley. Photo / Supplied
Stephen Dudley. Photo / Supplied

Two teenagers will go on trial over the death of 15-year-old Stephen Dudley at an Auckland school rugby training session.

Stephen was allegedly assaulted by two other teenagers after the training session on June 6. He was rushed to Auckland City Hospital but died a short time later.

Two youths aged 15 and 17 were charged with manslaughter.

Heavy suppression orders prevent the publication of the boys' names and their school.

The pair appeared today in the High Court at Auckland, where they were committed for trial. They have both pleaded not guilty.

The trial is scheduled to begin on February 10.

- NZ Herald

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