Two teens charged as part of investigation into Doncaster death

Homicide Squad detectives have charged two teenage boys as part of their investigation into the death of a man following an incident in Doncaster last weekend.

A 16-year-old Dandenong boy and a 16-year-old Travancore boy were arrested yesterday.

They were subsequently interviewed by police and both teens were charged with murder, aggravated burglary and theft.

The duo will appear at a children’s court at a later date.

The arrests follow an incident in Doncaster on Saturday 13 January where 33-year-old Doncaster man Ash Gordon was killed.

Police located the man on Eildon Street about 5.30am after being called to reports of an aggravated burglary at the man’s Sargent Street home.

It’s alleged the victim had been involved in a confrontation where he was fatally injured.

Quotes attributable to Serious Crime Division Superintendent Janet Stevenson:

“Since this incident occurred on Saturday, the Homicide Squad investigators have worked tirelessly with our colleagues in the region and specialist units to identify, locate and apprehend those responsible for this tragedy. We have now charged those persons in relation to the matter.

“We know that Ash’s family and loved ones are grieving. This arrest will not take away the tragedy of this dreadful situation, but we hope that it will alleviate some of their distress. We will continue to provide all the support they require during this difficult time.”

Ash was a much-loved, valued member of our community, and we are all trying to make sense of what has occurred. This type of incident can create fear and uncertainty. We want our community to feel safe in their homes and to that end, Victoria Police will do continue to do everything in our power to make this a reality.”

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