Murder suspect arrested after man dies near Wotton-under-Edge

MURDER inquiry is underway after a man died following an assault in Charfield near Wotton-under-Edge.

The assault happened at an address in Thames Close, Charfield just before 11pm on Friday.

Avon and Somerset Police said: “We’re seeking information after a man died following an assault at an address in Thames Close, Charfield, just before 11pm on Friday, June 24.

“While the man’s identity has yet to be formally confirmed, his family are aware and being supported by specially-trained officers.

“Our thoughts are with them in their loss.

“A man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in our custody.

“You will  see an increased police presence in the village while we carry out house to house and other enquiries.

“We don’t believe there is a risk to the wider community, but if you have any concerns please speak to one of our officers.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have seen an earlier altercation in the Railway Tavern pub on Wotton Road, or who has any information or CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage which could help.”

Call 101 and give reference 5222150363. 

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