London stabbings: Murders of two 16-year-old boys linked, say police | UK News

The murders of two 16-year-old boys stabbed to death in London are linked, according to police.

The two victims have been named Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke.

Investigators are trying to track down a dark SUV “with distinctive silver roof bars” seen in the area in the days before and before the murders.

The teenagers were found injured at two locations about a mile apart in Thamesmead, southeast London, at around 5.10pm on Saturday.

Both young men were later declared dead.

Detective Superintendent Richard McDonagh said: “I join the community in grief and outrage at these senseless killings.”

He said the boys’ families are aware of and are being supported by specialist officers.

Det Supt McDonagh added: “The homicide colleagues are investigating and consider the two murders to be related.

“I can assure those affected by these murders that skilled detectives will work tirelessly to uncover what happened and provide answers to the young victims. and family.

“Tackling violence is a priority for the Met. Days like today show why our work is so important and why I must ask all London communities to once again be fair. Work with us and our partners so that together we do all we can to prevent such tragedies.”

“Officers are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen a dark or 4X4 SUV with distinctive silver roof slats in the areas around Sewell Road or Titmuss Avenue,” he said. in the days before and before the murder.

“We’ve heard from a number of witnesses and I’m grateful to them.”


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