Bristol stabbing: Two teenagers charged with murder of two schoolboys in Knowle West

Mason Rist, 15 (left) and Max Dixon, 16, were stabbed to death in the Knowle West area of the city on 27 January. Credit: Family handout/ Avon and Somerset Police

Two teenage boys have been charged with the murders of Mason Rist and Max Dixon who were stabbed to death in Knowle West in Bristol.

The boys, one aged 15 and the other aged 16, are in police custody and will appear at Bristol Youth Court on Friday 2 January.

Detectives have also charged two men with two counts each of assisting an offender. Bailey Westcott, 22, of Bishopsworth, Bristol, and Jamie Ogbourne, 26, of Hartcliffe, Bristol, will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow. Antony Snook, 44, of Hartcliffe, Bristol, who was charged with two counts of murder on Wednesday 31 January appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today.

He was remanded into custody and will appear at Bristol Crown Court tomorrow.

Anthony Snook, of Dowling Road, Hartcliffe, Bristol, appeared before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on 1 February. Credit: Elizabeth Cook

Mason, 15, and Max, 16, were attacked by a group of people in the Knowle West area of Bristol on Saturday night. Police officers and members of the public went to their aid but they both died of their injuries in hospital.

Detective Superintendent Gary Haskins, head of the MCIT, said: “Specialist officers are providing support to Mason’s and Max’s families and our thoughts remain with them this evening following this significant development. “I’d like to remind both the media and the public that criminal proceedings are now active and the five people charged have a right to a fair trial. “Posting speculation, footage and images on social media could jeopardise the forthcoming proceedings while it could also cause further upset to Mason’s and Max’s families.”