A fourth individual has been accused of the murder of two teenagers in Bristol.

A fourth individual has been accused of the murder of two teenagers in Bristol.

A 17-year-old male has been accused of killing two teenagers by stabbing them to death in Bristol.

On January 27, Mason Rist (15) and Max Dixon (16) were fatally attacked in the Knowle West region of the city.

Four people, including a boy, have been charged with murder while two others are facing charges for aiding the perpetrator.

He is currently being held in custody and is scheduled to appear in Bristol magistrates court on Monday.

On Sunday, Victoria Cook, the head prosecutor for CPS South West, announced that charges of murder have been approved by prosecutors in the complex casework unit against a 17-year-old male in connection with the deaths of 16-year-old Max Dixon and 15-year-old Mason Rist.

“The sixth person to be charged in relation to the case is a 17-year-old who cannot be named due to their age.”

Anthony Snook, aged 44, and two minors, ages 15 and 16, have been indicted for two instances of homicide. Bailey Westcott, 22, and Jamie Ogbourne, 26, have been charged with aiding a perpetrator in two separate incidents.

The 17-year-old has been denied release and is scheduled to appear at Bristol magistrates court tomorrow morning.

As legal proceedings are currently underway, there should be no publicizing, discussing, or sharing of information on the internet that could potentially harm these proceedings.

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Earlier today, Avon and Somerset police reported that a 14-year-old girl and a 49-year-old woman were being held in custody for questioning on suspicion of aiding a criminal.

A teenage boy, 14, was taken into custody on Friday for suspicion of committing murder. He remains detained as of Sunday after a warrant was issued for extended detention.

Twelve individuals have been apprehended in relation to the murders. The five individuals who were previously charged have all been detained and are currently in custody after their court appearance earlier this week.

Two of the individuals who were apprehended have been granted conditional release, and no additional measures have been taken against the remaining arrested individual.

“A total of twelve individuals have been taken into custody following the unfortunate incidents in south Bristol over the past weekend,” stated Detective Superintendent Gary Haskins.

The families of Mason and Max are receiving assistance from specialized officers trained in supporting families, and were recently informed about the two latest arrests.

“We greatly appreciate the support from the local community during the past week and will keep the public informed of any important updates regarding the ongoing investigation.”

Source: theguardian.com