Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder of two boys in southeast London

A boy has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of two teenagers after fatal stabbings in southeast London.

The 16-year-old is alleged to have stabbed Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke in Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead, and Sewell Road, Abbey Wood, on Saturday evening.

After the London Ambulance and air ambulance services attended each location, they found the 16-year-old males with stab wounds who were later pronounced dead.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “This is a positive development in what is a complex and fast-moving investigation. Charlie and Kearne’s families have been informed.

“Our investigation is ongoing, and we continue to appeal for the public’s help as we build a picture of what happened on Saturday night.

“If you have information, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please come forward.”

Police are particularly trying to trace a dark-coloured SUV type vehicle “with distinctive silver roof bars”, seen in the area in the days before and prior to the killings.