‘Best friends’ killed in targeted attack at party, police say

The 17-year-olds were described as best friends (Pictures: Facebook)

Police investigating the killings of two 17-year-old boys at a birthday party say the attackers arrived “uninvited” and had their faces covered. Investigators believe it was a “targeted attack”.

The two victims, named as Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice, were stabbed to death as they attended the house party in Milton Keynes.

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One of the boys died at the scene and the other was taken to hospital but died in the early hours of Sunday.

A double murder investigation is under way but no arrests have been made.

Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter of Thames Valley Police said: “We know that the party was a private birthday party, and although we believe that all of those involved were known to each other, we believe that those responsible arrived at the party uninvited, wore face coverings and they were armed with knives in what appears to be a targeted attack.”

He urged those responsible to hand themselves in and said police were “working around the clock” to investigate the killings.

On Sunday, two forensic officers were seen inspecting an object on the driveway of a house in Archford Croft and there appeared to be blood smeared on the front door.

Mr Hunter said about 15 to 20 people were at the party and that “the people directly involved in this incident are all likely to have known each other”.

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