4.6 C
London
Sunday, March 3, 2024
HomeUKBristol stabbings: 15 and 16-year-old boys dead named

Bristol stabbings: 15 and 16-year-old boys dead named

Two adolescents who died in Bristol from stab wounds have been identified. Max Dixon, 16, and Mason Rist, 15, were attacked by a group on Ilminster Avenue in Knowle West around 23:20 GMT on Saturday, later dying in hospital. The attackers reportedly fled in a vehicle, according to Avon and Somerset Police.

A 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old child have been arrested and are in custody. On Sunday evening, a vigil was held at the scene, with community members laying flowers and lighting candles. Julia O’Reilly, a resident and one of the first on the scene, described her efforts to aid Mason.

Fundraisers for the boys’ funeral expenses have raised over £2,000 on GoFundMe. Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees, who attended the vigil, said the community was “rocked” and pledged support. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer highlighted the need for a “laser focus” on knife crime.

Bristol Police Commander Supt Mark Runacres announced a homicide investigation and is seeking additional suspects. A vehicle linked to the initial arrest has been seized. Supt Runacres is also seeking witnesses, including passengers on a bus on Ilminster Avenue at the time of the stabbings.

“Invest in your future with Webull UK – get started with free shares.”

Bristol Tragedy: Community and Police Response

The victims have not been formally identified; a forensic postmortem is planned. Ilminster Avenue remains cordoned off. Oasis Academy John Williams, attended by the victims, supports students and staff.

Police plan forensic investigations and high-visibility patrols for community reassurance. Supt Runacres expressed determination to solve the case and urged against online speculation that could jeopardize the investigation. He also warned of the impact on the families of the boys.

A community meeting with the council and police was held at noon GMT on Monday. Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Shelford expressed deep sadness, emphasizing the tragedy’s impact on the families and community. Chief Constable Sarah Crew affirmed efforts to catch those responsible and highlighted the importance of community involvement in preventing such tragedies.

Sunak hints at more pre-election tax cuts

RELATED ARTICLES

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

Drone hits Russian apartment block; Ukraine blamed

Early on Saturday, one hundred individuals were evacuated after a residential building in St. Petersburg was struck by a drone. On Saturday morning, a Russian apartment building consisting of five stories was struck by a drone, prompting certain Russian media outlets to attribute the incident to Ukraine. St. Petersburg building occupants reported an eerie explosion, followed by a fire, shortly after 7:00 a.m. local time.

Rare Werner goal ignites Tottenham comeback win over Palace

What was it like to witness the transformation of water into wine at that ceremony in Cana? How did it feel to be in Smyrna when the flames refused St. Polycarp's body to consume? Are the sacred waters of Lourdes truly curative for lameness? As it happens, miracles do occur, and one of the most unlikely occurred at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when Timo Werner scored.

Protection of climate refugees requires legal definition

Amidst the panels and meeting rooms of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai the previous year, the phrases "climate migrants" and "climate refugees" reverberated significantly. Prominent United Nations officials, external stakeholders, academicians, and activists contending with climate change's repercussions enthusiastically employed these designations. 

Clapham shooting: Moped pursuit gun drops wound two women

Two women were injured when a fallen firearm discharged during a police pursuit of a moped. At 16:55 GMT on Friday, the Metropolitan Police reported that officers were pursuing two individuals who failed to stop in Clapham. According to the force, the moped also collided with an individual from the public and subsequently crashed.

Recent Comments