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Two teenagers arrested in Bristol murder investigation

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Officers investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy in Bristol yesterday evening have arrested two teenagers.

The two 15-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of murder this evening (Thursday 15 February) as part of an ongoing investigation into the incident.

Officers were called by the ambulance service to West Street, in the St Phillips area of Bristol, at 6pm yesterday (Wednesday 14 February) following a report of an injured boy. Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene.

Detectives leading the murder investigation established the attack had happened in Rawnsley Park, in nearby Easton.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, the victim’s family has been informed.

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

“This evening, 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.”

We announced earlier today a new proactive operation dedicated to tackling and disrupting serious violence and knife crime involving young people.

The Major Crime Investigation Team, which is leading the inquiry, is keen to hear from anyone who might be able to help their investigation.

If you have any information, images or footage relating to the incident, you can submit it via the Major Incident Public Portal.

Alternatively, you can also contact us via phone by calling 101. Please provide the call handler the reference number 5224039827.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.