Teenager charged with the murders of Charlie Preston and Frankie Gater in Brentwood



A TEENAGER has been charged in connection with the deaths of Charlie Preston (above right) and Frankie Gater (above left) boys in Brentwood.

The 16-year-olds died following a disturbance in Regency Court at around 1.30am on Sunday morning (October 24).

A third teenager was injured.

Frankie Watson, 19, of Baker Street, Orsett, has been remanded to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, October 27) charged with two counts of murder, attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Two men – a 20 year-old from Grays and a 21 year-old from South Ockendon – arrested on suspicion of murder have been released on bail to 19 November.

A 40 year-old man from Brentwood has been released under investigation.