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Tributes to 17-year-olds stabbed to death at house party

Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice both died of stab wounds Credit: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to two 17-year-old boys who died after a stabbing at a house party in Milton Keynes.

The victims have been named locally as Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice.

One died at the scene in Emerson Valley and the other later in hospital.

Police forensic teams are still working at the scene today and the cordon surrounding the house has been widened.

Forensic officers are still at the scene Credit: ITV Anglia

Ben Gillham-Rice's former school - Lord Grey - paid a tribute, saying their thoughts went out to his family.

Lord Grey is a close community and this loss will be felt by many members of that community. If your child is upset, or they need to talk to someone, they should see their Head of House. In times of tragedy communities come together to support each other and we will endeavour to play our part in the coming weeks and months.

– Statement from Lord Grey school

Both boys had also attended Hazeley Academy in Milton Keynes. The school described the news as terrible and urged anyone who knows anything to get in touch with police.

We understand from press reports that they were Dominic Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice. Both boys attended Hazeley for part of their early secondary schooling.

Our thoughts go out to the families and all those affected. We will be providing pastoral support for any students affected by the events. If you feel your child needs support, please do not hesitate to contact their Progress Leader.

We will also be encouraging all members of our community to work with the police to report anything that may be relevant by using the 24-hour 101 number, quoting URN 1761 19/10 or by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Hazeley Academy
The Rev Ross Dilnot was on duty at the prayer rooms Credit: ITV Anglia

The academy opened a room for prayer at the Oak Tree Centre in Wallinger Drive between 9.30am and 3pm.

The Rev Ross Dilnot was welcoming anyone who wanted to pray.

The academy said it would be reminded students how to stay safe from rare but potential dangers, and how they could reduce the risks of such incidents happening to themselves and their friends. They urged parents to do the same at home.