Two teenagers charged with the murder of 15-year-old Keon Lincoln

Two teenagers have been charged on Saturday with the murder of 15-year-old Keon Lincoln, West Midlands police said.

A 14-year-old boy from Birmingham and 15-year-old boy from Walsall have been remanded in custody to appear before Birmingham magistrates court on Monday.

Keon Lincoln died after suffering gunshot and stab wounds in Handsworth, Birmingham, on Thursday 21 January.

DCI Alastair Orencas, from the police’s homicide unit, said: “The death of Keon has left so many devastated. The whole community has felt the pain of losing a 15-year-old boy with his life in front of him.

“These charges are a significant milestone in our investigation but we continue to leave no stone unturned to get justice for Keon.

“Our enquiries remain ongoing and we still need you to come forward and tell us what you know. It could prove crucial in this investigation.”