Two teenagers charged with murder of two boys killed a mile apart in London | UK News

Two teenagers have been charged with the murders of two boys who were stabbed to death a mile apart in London.

Kearne Solanke and Charlie Bartolo, both 16, were killed on Saturday.

Kearne was found fatally wounded in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead, and Charlie was discovered in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood.

A boy aged 16 and another aged 15 were arrested on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police said.

They are both due to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court later today.

Officers were called at about 5.10pm on Saturday to reports of people with injuries. Both boys were pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward, specifically those who saw a black Nissan Qashqai with silver roof bars in either area in the days or hours before the deaths.

“We have the vehicle in our possession, but are still interested in witnesses who may have seen it being driven locally,” Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, investigating officer from Met Specialist Crime Command, said.

Detective Superintendent Richard McDonagh, from the South East Command Unit, assured the local community that officers will “work tirelessly” to discover what happened and urged people to continue working together to “prevent such tragedies” in the future.