Milton Keynes house party double murder: Third man arrested by police released under investigation

Ellen Manning
Ben Gillham-Rice (left) and Dom Ansah (right) both died after they were stabbed at a party in Milton Keynes (Pictures: PA)
Ben Gillham-Rice (left) and Dom Ansah (right) both died after they were stabbed at a party in Milton Keynes (Pictures: PA)

A third man arrested over the murder of two teenagers stabbed to death at a house party has been released under investigation.

The 27-year-old was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Dom Ansah and Ben Gillham-Rice, both 17, who were killed in the attack in Milton Keynes last weekend.

Mr Ansah died from a stab wound to the back, while Mr Gillham-Rice was knifed in the chest just before midnight on October 19, police said.

Two men - Earl Bevans, 22, and Charlie Chandler, 21, have been charged with murder over the teenagers’ deaths and remanded in custody.

Thames Valley Police said on Sunday that the 27-year-old man arrested on Saturday had since been released under investigation.

Police at a housing estate in Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes, where two teenage boys were stabbed to death last night following a "shocking" altercation. One of the two 17-year-olds, who have not yet been identified, died at the scene while the other was rushed to hospital but died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The stabbing happened on a housing estate in Emerson Valley, Milton Keynes (Picture: PA)

On Friday the force threatened to identify further potential suspects still at large if they do not hand themselves in.

Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter, head of crime for the force, 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.

“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.”


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Bevans, 22, of no fixed address, appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Saturday charged with two counts of murder as well as 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.

Chandler, 21, of Fitzwilliam Street, Bletchley, is also charged with two counts of murder and two of attempted murder.