Greenwich stabbings: Two teenagers charged with murder over killings of Kearne Solanke and Charlie Bartolo

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Two males, a 16-year-old and 15-year-old will appear in custody at Bexley Magistrates’ Court today (December 2).

Two teenagers have been charged with murdering two boys who were stabbed to death a mile apart from each other in south-east London.

Kearne Solanke, 16, was found fatally wounded in Titmuss Avenue in Thamesmead on Saturday.

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Charlie Bartolo, also 16, was discovered in Sewell Road in Abbey Wood, on the same day.

Two males, a 16-year-old and 15-year-old will appear in custody at Bexley Magistrates’ Court today (December 2).

Kearne Solanke , 16, (left) and Charlie Bartolo, 16, (right)  were stabbed to death in Abbey Wood and Thamesmead on Saturday. Credit: Met PoliceKearne Solanke , 16, (left) and Charlie Bartolo, 16, (right)  were stabbed to death in Abbey Wood and Thamesmead on Saturday. Credit: Met Police
Kearne Solanke , 16, (left) and Charlie Bartolo, 16, (right) were stabbed to death in Abbey Wood and Thamesmead on Saturday. Credit: Met Police | Credit: Met Police

An 18-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday morning. He remains in custody at a south London police station.

At around 5.10pm on Saturday, November 26, police rushed to reports of two people injured at two separate locations - Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.

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Officers attended with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

At each location, they found a 16-year-old male with stab wounds. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, both boys died.

Their families continue to be supported by specialist officers, the Met said.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command investigate.

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Both families have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

Det Ch Insp Kate Blackburn, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said:“Today is another step forward in our investigation into this shocking incident but I would reiterate my appeal to anyone who has information about the events that resulted in the deaths of Charlie and Kearne to come forward and speak to police.”