Woman ‘cradled’ dying teen after stabbing and told him to ‘stay with us’

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A woman has described the moment she saw one of the victims of a stabbing in Bristol ‘fall flat on his face’ after the attack.

Two teenage boys, aged 15 and 16, died in hospital shortly after the stabbing in the Knowle West area at around 11.20pm on Saturday.

The victims have been named locally as Max Dixon, 16, and 15-year-old Mason Rist.

A witness told Sky News how she ran out into the street to help one of the injured boys, after she’d returned home from celebrating her own son’s birthday.

She said: ‘I heard a voice out the front of the house and I saw one car parked at the top of the road and another sort of in the middle of the road.

‘A kid just got in the car and slammed the door shut, then I saw one of the boys walking across the road and fall flat on his face.

A minute’s silence was held at the vigil (Picture: PA)

Candles were lit and flowers were left near the scene (Picture: PA)

Scores of people attended (Picture: PA)

A police cordon has been in place since Sunday morning as forensics officers investigate (Picture: Bristol Live/BPM Media)

‘I just ran over to him to comfort him because I didn’t want him to be on his own.

‘I had his head in my lap, telling him to stay with us, and just cradled him.’

The woman, who says she knew the teenager, described him as a ‘good boy’ and ‘not a troublemaker’.

A vigil was held near the scene of the attack on Sunday night. Scores of people gathered to light candles and lay flowers for the victims.

A 44-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on Sunday, and police launched a murder investigation as they say there are further suspects being sought.

It’s not yet known if the attackers and victims knew each other.

Police arrived at the scene within minutes and gave first aid, but despite their best efforts the boys were rushed to two separate hospitals where they both died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Neither victim has been formally identified yet.

Police are asking anyone who saw the incident, including passengers on a bus which drove past the scene, to get in touch.

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