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PICTURED: Teenage double murder suspect, 19, appears in court for first time

An alleged murderer who appeared in court today accused of stabbing two teenagers to death in in Essex has been pictured. 

Two 16-year-old boys were killed and another was left with severe injuries following an attack in the street in Brentwood in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

Frankie Watson, 19, has been charged with two counts of murder, one charge of attempted murder and one charge of possession of an offensive weapon.

He spoke only to confirm his name when he stood in the dock at Southend Magistrates Court for the brief hearing this afternoon.  

Frankie Watson, 19, has been charged with two counts of murder, one charge of attempted murder and one charge of possession of an offensive weapon

Forensic officers survey the scene of the incident in Brentwood on Sunday 

Watson, from Orsett, Essex, wore a navy blue sweater and blue jogging bottoms as he addressed the bench of magistrates.

The case was adjourned and Watson will appear at Basildon Crown Court tomorrow morning.

Essex Police had said officers were called to Regency Court at about 1.30am on Sunday and found three people had been injured, including two teenagers who later died from their injuries. 

The third person was treated for non-life threatening injuries, the force added.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Truss, who is leading the investigation, previously said police believe it was an isolated incident and 'there isn't a risk to the wider public', saying the area is safe and such incidents are rare.

He said a police presence will remain in the area as the investigation continues and appealed for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

Police said they would await post-mortem examination results before confirming the cause of death.