The Major Crime Investigation Team has charged two teenage boys with the murders of Mason Rist and Max Dixon.

The boys, one aged 15 and the other aged 16, remain in police custody and will appear at Bristol Youth Court (sitting at Bristol Magistrates’ Court) today (Friday 2 January).

Mason, 15, and Max, 16, were attacked by a group of people in the Knowle West area of Bristol on Saturday (27th January).

Police officers and members of the public went to their aid but sadly, they both died of their injuries in hospital.

The charges were authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service following a review of the evidence collated by the investigation team.

In addition to the murder charges, 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, 31st January, appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday, 1st February). He was remanded into custody pending a further hearing at Bristol Crown Court tomorrow.

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.”