London murders: Two boys arrested after teens stabbed to death

Two more teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering two 16-year-old boys in south-east London.

Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke were stabbed to death in Abbey Wood and Thamesmead on Saturday.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy on Tuesday morning while a 15-year-old boy was arrested later in the day. Both remain in custody.

Another 16-year-old boy has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police were called to reports people had been injured in two separate locations at about 17:10 GMT on Saturday.

The victims were pronounced dead just a mile apart from each other – Kearne was stabbed in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead, while Charlie was found in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood.

In a statement, Det Ch Insp Kate Blackburn, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “My officers are working around the clock to establish the circumstances of these senseless murders and to find those responsible.”

Both victims’ families are being updated…

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