Two boys aged 15 and 16 killed in stabbing attack in Bristol | UK news

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Two teenage boys have died in Bristol after a stabbing attack by a group of people who fled the scene in a car, police have said.

The two boys, aged 15 and 16, were attacked in Ilminster Avenue in Knowle West, south Bristol, at about 11.20pm on Saturday, Avon and Somerset police said.

A 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested and are in custody.

A force statement said: “Police arrived at the scene within minutes of the first call and did what they could to provide first aid. The victims sustained stab wounds and were taken to two hospitals – Southmead hospital and Bristol Royal hospital for Children – by ambulance, where they sadly died in the early hours of this morning.

“An investigation into the incident is being led by our major crime investigation team. Two arrests have already been made – a 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy. They remain in police custody. A vehicle has also been seized.

“Formal identification of the victims has not yet taken place and a forensic postmortem will be carried out in due course.”

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