A MAN from Weston-super-Mare has been charged with assisting an offender following the fatal stabbings of two boys from Bristol.

Mason Rist, 15, and Max Dixon, 16, were both stabbed to death by a group of people in the Knowle West area of Bristol on Saturday, January 27.

Both Jillian Tolliver, aged 49 from Hartcliffe, and Kristian Hooper, aged 46 from Weston-super-Mare, have both been charged with two counts of assisting an offender.

Tolliver and Hooper have been bailed to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, April 18.

The pair of men in their 40s bring the total number of people who have now been charged as part of enquiries into the boys’ deaths to nine.

Five people have been remanded after being charged with murder, while four have now been charged with assisting an offender following this week’s developments.

The seven remaining defendants have been remanded into custody and will next appear on Friday, April 26.