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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 April 2006, 06:52 GMT 07:52 UK
Teenager's murder was race attack
Christopher Alaneme at the age of 14 in 2002
Christopher was found stabbed after police were called to a disturbance
Police investigating the killing of a black teenager that is being treated as a racially motivated murder say they are looking for three white men.

Christopher Alaneme, 18, also known as Christian Roberts, was attacked in Sheerness High Street on Friday night.

A 29-year-old white man, who was found with stab wounds, is stable in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kent Police are still quizzing two men held on Friday and Sunday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Magistrates granted police extra time to question one of the men on Monday night.

'Hate' crime

Det Ch Insp Jon Bumpus said he wanted to talk to least three other men in connection with the stabbings.

He also renewed an appeal for witnesses.

"We know there were other people in the area - it's important that anyone who knows anything gets in touch as soon as possible," he said.

"We treat all hate crime very seriously and we are determined to catch the people responsible."

Scene of the attack in Sheerness
Police called to Sheerness High Street found two stabbing victims

The three white men detectives are hunting are all aged between 18 and 25 and clean shaven.

They are believed to have connections with the London area.

One is of medium to stocky build, about 5ft 10in tall, with short, dark hair gelled forward.

The second is stocky, up to 6ft tall, with very short cropped dark hair and a tattoo on the inside of his right forearm from wrist to elbow.

The third is slim, about 6ft, with chiselled features and short mousy or ginger hair and sideburns.

Mr Alaneme, who was known as Chris to his friends, lived in Sheerness.

Police have agreed to not reveal the identity of the second stab victim.

See how Sheerness is coming to terms with the murder


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