Second man charged with murdering teens at Milton Keynes house party

25 October 2019, 23:56

Ben Gillham-Rice and Dom Ansah were fatally stabbed.
Ben Gillham-Rice and Dom Ansah were fatally stabbed. Picture: Thames Valley Police

By Sylvia DeLuca

A 22-year-old man has been charged with the murder of two teenagers at a house party in Milton Keynes.

Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice, both 17, died as a result of knife injuries after they were attacked just before midnight on October 19.

Police said that Dom died from a stab wound to the back while Ben was knifed in the chest.

On Friday, Earl Bevans, 22, was charged with two counts of murder over the attack at a party in the Emerson Valley estate.

He also faces two counts of attempted murder after Ryan Brown, 23, and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were left with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Bevans, of no fixed abode, will appear at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

This will be the second court appearance related to the fatal attack after 21-year-old Charlie Chandler, of Fitzwilliam Street, Bletchley, was previously charged with the double murder and two attempted murders.

Chandler appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court on Friday and is due to appear at Luton Crown Court on Monday.

Thames Valley Police have said they believe more people were involved in the attack in Archford Croft and urged them to come forward.

Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter, head of crime for Thames Valley Police, also warned the people involved in the incident would be publicly identified if they did not come forward voluntarily.

He said: "We are still looking for others and they know who they are. I want to appeal directly to those people. We are looking for you and we will find you, however long it takes.

"At this stage we have not released your names or photographs, so please hand yourself in to the nearest police station as soon as possible.

"This is not going to go away and if we have to, we will name you so there will be no place for you to hide."

Police were called to an address in Emerson Valley on Saturday October 19 following reports of a stabbing by masked attackers who gatecrashed a house party.