Two teenagers have been charged with the murders of two 16-year-old boys in south east London.

Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke were found injured a mile apart in Sewell Road, Abbey Wood, and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead, just after 5pm on Saturday (November 26).

Metropolitan Police officers and London Ambulance Service crews were called to both locations.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, both boys were pronounced dead at the scenes.

A 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of murder on November 29. 

They are due to appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court today (December 2) charged with the murders. 

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: "Two teenagers will appear in court charged with the murder of two 16-year-old males in south London.

"A 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, December 2 charged with the murders of Charlie Bartolo and Kearne Solanke.

"An investigation was launched after police were called at around 5.10pm on Saturday, November 26 to reports of two people injured at two separate locations - Sewell Road, Abbey Wood and Titmuss Avenue, Thamesmead.

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

"At the Sewell Road location they found 16-year-old Charlie Bartolo, with stab wounds. Kearne Solanke, also 16, was discovered in Titmuss Avenue. He had also suffered stab wounds.

"Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, both boys sadly died.

"Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command investigate."

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