Two boys, both aged 15, arrested on suspicion of murder over fatal stabbing of 16-year-old in Bristol

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Two boys, both aged 15, arrested on suspicion of murder over fatal stabbing of 16-year-old in Bristol

Two boys, both aged 15, have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Bristol on Wednesday evening.

The 16-year-old, who has not been named, was attacked in the St Philips area, in Rawnsley Park.

He ran to Stapleton Road – where a driver helped him – before he collapsed on West Street.

Ambulances were called but he died at the scene, police said.

General view of Rawnsley Park near to the scene in the St Philips area of Bristol where a 16-year-old boy died after being stabbed.

Rawnsley Park where a 16-year-old boy died. Pic: PA

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A 16-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in Bristol

Supt Mark Runacres, Avon and Somerset Police’s Bristol Commander, said: “The team investigating yesterday’s incident are working around the clock to bring those responsible to justice.

“This evening (Thursday), two 15-year-old boys were arrested in connection with the investigation and they have been taken to police custody where they will be questioned.

“Our collective thoughts are with the victim’s family and loved ones during what is undoubtedly a very difficult time.

“Specialist family liaison officers have been assigned to the family to provide them with support and keep them updated on the investigation.”

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Avon and Somerset Police said earlier that the tragedy was “a stark reminder of the horrific impact knife crime has on our communities”.

Marvin Rees, the mayor of Bristol, said his thoughts were with the victim’s family.

Posting on X, he said: “This needs to stop. We will make every effort to support the family, the police and local community at this time.”

The victim has not yet been officially identified and a post-mortem to determine the cause of death is due to take place, police added.

In the aftermath of the killing, police in the city have been given extra stop and search powers until 5pm tomorrow, but this could be extended.

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