Easton murder: Ninth arrest made in connection with death of Andre Gayle

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Two more arrests have been made by detectives in connection with the death of Andre Gayle – bringing the total number to nine.

A 17-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and are now in custody.

Officers believe someone would have seen ‘Andre running for his life’ and are urging witnesses to come forward.

A murder investigation was launched after Andre Gayle suffered multiple stab wounds in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (August 31).

The 29-year-old, from Bristol, died in hospital after he and another man were stabbed near Easton Community Centre at about 3.15am.

A 23-year-old man arrested on Monday has been released on bail in connection with the murder inquiry, but he’s been recalled to prison. A 29-year-old man arrested over the weekend has been released on bail.

Of the five other men, all arrested on suspicion of murder, three 27-year-old men and a 22-year-old man were recalled to prison, while a 28-year-old man has been released on conditional bail.

A force spokesperson said: “We believe someone will have that vital piece of evidence we need – perhaps in phone footage or photos.

“Someone will have seen Andre running for his life. Someone will have recognised who was chasing him.

“Please tell us what you know. You can call 101 quoting reference number 5220197024.”

Tributes have been appearing on social media to the 29-year-old after his death.

Emad Elmrabet wrote: “R.I.P my little boy, you always gonna be loved, I miss you already.”

Another wrote: “Another brother gone to soon, can’t believe it.

“No matter what, you always held it down and kept it real – my heart goes out to all your family at this very sad time.”

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