Bristol stabbings: Two more arrests after teens' deaths

Two boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the fatal stabbing of two Bristol teenagers.

The youths, aged 14 and 17 and who cannot be named due to legal reasons, are currently in police custody.

Mason Rist, 15, and Max Dixon, 16, were killed in the Knowle West area of the city last weekend.

Two boys, also aged 15 and 16, were earlier remanded into custody after appearing at Bristol Youth Court accused of their murders.

The latest arrest takes the total number to 10 following Mason and Max's killings on Saturday, with five people now charged by Avon and Somerset Police.

The two teenage defendants, who cannot be named for legal reasons, spoke only to confirm their names, ages and addresses during brief separate hearings.

They did not enter pleas to the two murder charges they face, and are due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on Monday.

Antony Snook standing in front of a car holding a dog on a leash
Antony Snook has been charged with two counts of murder

Antony Snook, who also faces murder charges, was remanded in custody after a separate hearing at Bristol Crown Court earlier.

Mr Snook, 44, of Dowling Road, Hartcliffe, did not appear for the brief hearing, and a trial date for him has been set for 7 October.

Meanwhile, Bailey Westcott, 22, of Bishopsworth, and Jamie Ogbourne, 26, of Hartcliffe, are due to appear at the crown court on 8 March.

They face two charges of assisting an offender after allegedly impeding the police in apprehending the two youths accused of murdering Mason and Max.

A court sketch of Antony Snook in Bristol Magistrates Court
Mr Snook appeared in Bristol Magistrates' Court on Thursday before a hearing at the city's crown court on Friday

The teenagers were stabbed during an attack on Ilminster Avenue on Saturday evening.

They were taken by ambulance to Southmead Hospital and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, where they died in the early hours of Sunday.

A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of murder, has since been bailed with conditions including to not enter Bristol.

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a private place. has been released with no further action in relation to the murder offence and bailed in relation to the weapon offence.

A 42-year-old woman - who police previously said was 46 - has been released on conditional bail after being detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

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