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Two bailed after murder of teenager at Woodford party

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Two teenage boys have been bailed by police investigating the murder of a 16-year-old boy at a birthday party.

Munashe Charles Kutyauripo, known as Charlie, was stabbed to death at the Ashton Playing Fields in Woodford on January 9.

Detectives say two teenage boys, both aged 17, were arrested at separate addresses and have since been bailed..

Police say they are still trying to trace Aaron Alexander Tavares-Gaiete who they are treating as a suspect in Charlie's murder.

He is described as black, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with facial hair.

When last seen, he was wearing a dark hooded jacket with a yellow motif on the left sleeve, dark coloured trousers and trainers.

He was also carrying a distinctive black 'man bag' with a white Nike logo.

Charlie was stabbed at a birthday party at the Ashton Playing Fields Credit: Google Street View

We hope that if anybody knows anything, they should come forward and help find whoever did this because to the world he was just a 16-year-old boy, but to us, that was our son taken.

– Charlie's family
Credit: Met Police

I am reaching out to Aaron's family and friends; we want to trace him and speak to him about what he knows about Charlie's murder.

If you know where he is or are in contact with him, now is the time to come forward and speak to us.

Aaron has not been seen since the murder and I am appealing directly to his friends, if you are helping him by giving him somewhere to stay, lending him money or letting him use your Oyster card please do not stay silent any longer, get in touch with us and help us to find him.

We understand that some may have concerns with speaking to the police but it is important that they do so and we can offer reassurance and support for those that can assist us with our enquiries.

Charlie's family have been left devastated by his death, they want and deserve answers about what happened.

My direct message to Aaron is - while you have the opportunity please get in touch with us or come into a police station. We need to talk to you."

– Det Ch Insp Mark Lawson

A post-mortem examination held on Monday at Walthamstow Mortuary and gave cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Anyone with any information or knows of Aaron Alexander Tavares-Gaiete's whereabouts are asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.