Man charged with murder will appear in court tomorrow over Bristol teen stabbings

Police car and crime scene tape

Eight people have been arrested as part of the investigation

George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 31/01/2024

- 20:24

Updated: 01/02/2024

- 11:13

Mason Rist, 15, and Max Dixon, 16, died after being stabbed at the weekend

A 44-year-old man has been charged with murdering two teenage boys in Bristol.

Anthony Snook, of Hartcliffe, Bristol, will appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged with murder.

Mason Rist, 15, and Max Dixon, 16, died after being stabbed in Ilminster Avenue in Knowle West at around 11.20pm on Saturday.

Detective Superintendent Gary Haskins, from Avon and Somerset Police, said: “This is a pivotal moment in our investigation and Mason’s and Max’s families have both been informed of this development.

Police near the scene in south Bristol

Police near the scene in south Bristol


DS Haskins added: "Specialist family liaison officers are providing them with support and we continue to ask their privacy is respected, and they are given space to grieve.

"A total of eight people have been arrested as part of our investigation, with five others in addition to Anthony Snook still in police custody.

"Our inquiry is continuing at pace with more than 100 officers and staff working around the clock to bring all those responsible for Mason’s and Max’s death to justice.

"We will continue to provide updates on any developments when we can. In the meantime, we’d like to remind people of the impact speculation, footage and images on social media could have on both Mason’s and Max’s families as well as on forthcoming proceedings."


\u200bOfficers at the scene in south

Officers at the scene in south


The Crown Prosecution Service has warned that proceedings are now active against a 44-year-old man charged with the murder of two teenage boys.

Chief crown prosecutor for CPS South West Victoria Cook said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Avon and Somerset Police to charge Anthony Snook, 44, with the murder of 15-year-old Mason Rist and 16-year-old Max Dixon, who were killed following a stabbing in Bristol on January 27 2024.

“Anthony Snook will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on February 1, 2024.

"Prosecutors from CPS South West’s complex casework unit authorised the charge following a review of a file of evidence received from Avon & Somerset Police.

Cook added: "We remind all concerned that proceedings against Anthony Snook are now active and he has the right to a fair trial.

"There should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

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