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Murder investigation launched in Knowle

Added on 13 January 2018 at 08:10

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following an assault in Knowle West, Bristol. 

A 39-year-old man was found with serious injuries in Leinster Avenue at just after 11.30pm on Friday (January 12).

Despite the extensive efforts of officers and paramedics at the scene, the man sadly died from these injuries a short time later.

Police car
Police car

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Kerry Paterson said: “Officers and police staff have been working on this investigation throughout the night and we’ve arrested two people in connection with the man’s death.

“A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

“We’ve informed the victim’s next of kin and we’ll be giving them all the support they need during this extremely traumatic time.

“A cordon remains in place in Leinster Avenue so we can carry out further enquires at the scene.

“There’ll be an increased police presence in the area as a result, which will include extra reassurance patrols. I’d urge any local residents with concerns to speak to their neighbourhood team and I’d like to thank them for supporting this inquiry so far.

“Although we’ve made two arrests, we’d still like to speak to anyone who has information about this incident. Did you see or hear anything suspicious in the Leinster Avenue area last night? Do you know anything about the events which led to this assault?"

If you can help, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5218008952