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A 42-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy, police said tonight.
Adam Skilton of Wilton Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, is accused of killing student Jacob Woudstra outside the Shah pub in Hastings on April 5.
A post-mortem examination found the teenager died from a single stab wound to the chest.
He has also been charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear before Hastings Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
A 31-year-old man from Rye, arrested on suspicion of the murder of Jacob, and a 19-year-old man from Hastings, arrested for violent disorder, have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Hastings district commander chief inspector Heather Keating said:
Police have formally identified a teenager stabbed to death outside a pub following a dispute.
Student Jacob Woudstra, 17, of Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings, East Sussex, died outside the Shah public house in Mount Pleasant Road at about 3pm on April 5.
A post-mortem examination found the cause of his death was a stab wound to the chest, a Sussex Police spokesman said.
Two men arrested on suspicion of murder - a 31-year-old man from Rye and a 42-year-old man from Bexhill - remain in police custody.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death today in Hastings, Sussex Police said.
A teenager died today after being stabbed twice in the chest.
Paramedics fought to save the life of the 17-year-old at the scene in Hastings, East Sussex.
A South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said the teenager was treated for two stab wounds to the chest.