Two teenage boys killed in a horrifying double-stabbing by a group of knifemen who fled the scene in a car have been pictured.
Heartbreaking tributes have been paid to “lovely kids” Mason Rist, 15, and Max Dixon, 16, who were attacked in Bristol on Saturday.
Avon and Somerset Police have launched a murder investigation following the killings in the Knowle West area of the city. A 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested and are in custody.
The victims sustained stab wounds and were taken to two hospitals – Southmead Hospital and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children – by ambulance, where they died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A mother who did not want to be named said she knew both Mason and Max through her daughter who attended Knowle Park Primary School with them.
She said they were “lovely kids” and that the community had been left devastated by the news of their deaths.
“People are scared to be outside today,” she told The Independent. “It is complete shock. How can two kids be attacked like this in the place where they live?”
It comes after Max’s heartbroken sister Kayleigh posted an emotional tribute on Facebook on Sunday, which said: “My baby brother… one of a kind you are.
“You sleep tight. A beautiful, kind soul gone. Just taken 16 years so young and innocent oh my heart is broken.
“I really hope you know how much we love you. How much I love you. “You will be missed kiddo I’ll always look out for you in every sunset, shine bright lil’ bro.”