Brislington ‘murder’ victim suffered multiple stab wounds, say police as two more arrests are made

‘An isolated incident involving people known to each other who have travelled into the city from another part of the country’

Two more men have been arrested as part of a murder investigation after a man died from multiple stab wounds in Brislington yesterday night (May 25).

Avon and Somerset Police have also said the victim was in his 30s and was from London in an update provided tonight.

Detectives say the man had been involved in ‘an altercation’ with several other men in Bloomfield Road at 10pm. He was found injured in Runnymead Avenue - and sadly died on his way to hospital

Six other men received medical treatment for injuries - none believed to be life threatening. Two of the men remain in hospital.

Yesterday, five men were arrested on suspicion of murder, including two on the M4 in the Thames Valley area. Another two were arrested today on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Two more men have also been arrested this afternoon (May 26) on suspicion of assisting an offender

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All seven are in police custody.

Six vehicles believed to be connected to the incident have also been seized.

Detective Inspector Ben Lavender said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man has died following a shocking act of violence and our thoughts remain with his family at this difficult time.

“The man who sadly lost his life has not yet been formally identified but we have updated his next of kin and specially trained family liaison officers will now provide them with support and keep them fully updated.”

DI Lavender added: “What happened on Tuesday night and why is still unclear and while our investigation is still very much in its early stages, we have made significant progress already.

“Two more arrests have been made today bringing the total number of arrests to seven.

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“Although we are yet to establish the reasons behind the disorder, none of those arrested have any known links to Bristol or the wider Avon and Somerset area and so we still believe this is an isolated incident involving people known to each other who have travelled into the city from another part of the country.

Forensic team in Bloomfield Road yesterday

“As part of our inquiry we’ve seized a total of six vehicles which we believe to be connected with the incident. These are being forensically examined.

“Other enquiries, including house to house and a review of CCTV from the area are ongoing but we continue to appeal to anyone who has mobile phone, doorbell, dashcam or other private CCTV footage which could help our enquiry to get in touch.

“While the cordons which were in place yesterday have now been removed, we continue to maintain a police presence in the Brislington area to provide reassurance to residents.

“Anyone who has any concerns is encouraged to approach an officer or contact their local neighbourhood team.”

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