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Pictured: Boy, 16, stabbed to death in Bristol ‘by two cyclists wearing masks’ – as 15-year-old suspects arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody


Police have named the 16-year-old boy who was killed in a stabbing on Wednesday ‘by two cyclists wearing masks’. 

The victim has been named as Darrien Williams, though formal identification is yet to take place, according to Avon and Somerset Police. 

He was attacked in Rawnsley Park in Easton by two people wearing masks who left the scene on bikes, before running to Stapleton Road where he was assisted by a motorist.

The force were called at 6pm by the ambulance service to the A420 in Old Market to assist an injured boy but Darrien died at the scene.

Yesterday evening, two 15-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in police custody while enquiries are ongoing.

The victim has been named as Darrien Williams, though formal identification is yet to take place

The victim has been named as Darrien Williams, though formal identification is yet to take place

Senior Investigating Officer Det Insp Neil Meade said: ‘We are working non-stop to fully establish the circumstances around Darrien’s death and we will not rest until those responsible are brought to justice.

‘The loss of another young life is devastating and my thoughts are with Darrien’s family.

‘I would like to thank everyone who has come forward with information so far and encourage anyone who has information but has yet to speak to us to do so as soon as possible.’

In response to this and other instances in recent weeks, the force has introduced enhanced stop and search powers in parts of Bristol.

They have also launched a new police operation targeting youth violence across their policing area.

Officers also met with headteachers today to discuss ways in which police can provide support and reassurance ahead of pupils’ return from half-term.

Cops will be making extra patrols outside of schools next week and a mobile police station will also be in the area over the coming days.

Darrien’s family are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. 

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or with helpful video footage to come forward and can call 101, quoting reference 5224039827.



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