Milton Keynes murder investigation after two 17-year-olds stabbed to death

20 October 2019, 10:50

EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Police in Milton Keynes have launched a double murder investigation after the deaths of two teenage boys.

Police and paramedics were called to a property in Archford Croft, Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes, just before midnight following reports that a stabbing had taken place.

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said one of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, died at the scene. Another 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries but later died.

The scene in Milton Keynes
The scene in Milton Keynes. Picture: Global's Newsroom

Neighbours described their shock to learn of the murders, speaking to our reporter one neighbour said they heard a "commotion" in the night at around 11:50pm. They said they "clearly" heard a girl shout "he's dead."

The next of kin of both victims have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Police revealed two adult males were also injured in the incident and both were taken to hospital with "serious, but not life-threatening injuries."

Mark Lancaster MP said he the incident was disturbing news and encouraged anyone with any information to contact police.

Police remain at the scene in Archford Close
Police remain at the scene in Archford Close. Picture: Global's Newsroom

Head of Crime Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter said: “Thames Valley Police is in the early stages of a double murder investigation after two teenage boys have tragically died in this shocking incident.

“Our priorities at this time are to conduct a thorough investigation and to support those who have been affected. Officers are currently at the scene which has been cordoned off and members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

“I would like to speak to anyone who has any information which could help with our enquiries or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of Archford Croft at around the time of the incident around midnight.

“Even if you think details may be insignificant, please come forward and speak to police.

“I would also ask that anyone who has any information about what has happened to contact police via the 24-hour 101 number, quoting URN 1761 19/10."