Three Charged Over Alleyway Killings

8 July 2011, 10:30 | Updated: 8 July 2011, 10:46

Police have charged three men in their twenties with the murder of two Somali teenagers, shot dead in a housing estate alleyway.

Mohamed Abdi Farah, 19, and Amin Ahmed Ismail, 18, (pictured) were shot on Milton Keynes' Fishermead estate just after 10pm on Thursday 26 May 2011.  Mohamed died at the scene, Amin died in hospital the following day.

Yahya Harun, 20, Sharmake Abdulkadir, 20, and Fuad Awale, 23, who are all from Milton Keynes, were due to appear at the new city's Magistrates' Court on Friday 8 July 2011, accused of the teenagers' murders.  Abdulkadir is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A 17 year old boy has been released without charge.

A number of appeals have been made by police and the families of the victims to get people with information about the killings to come forward.  Police still want witnesses to make themselves known.

Superintendent Rob Mason from Thames Valley Police said "I still believe there are people who have crucial information, but  who have not yet come forward and spoken about it.

"I hope that the fact we have charged three people with this offence will encourage anyone who has been previously too afraid to come forward to find the courage to speak to the police. It is still really important that anyone who has any evidence contacts us."

Anyone with information can contact Thames Valley Police on 0800 555 111 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.