Arrest made in connection with Gloucester murder investigation
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An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of a man in Gloucester yesterday (Sunday 6 August).
Detectives investigating the incident arrested a man in his 30s and from Gloucester on suspicion of murder earlier today (Monday 7 August). He remains in police custody at this time.
Emergency services had been called to Arthur Street in the city shortly after 1.05am yesterday with a report that a man had been stabbed.
A man, who is believed to have been in his 50s and from Gloucester, was treated by paramedics and later died from his injuries. His next of kin has been informed and is being supported by specially trained officers.
An investigation is ongoing and officers are continuing to appeal for information.
Chief Superintendent Jane Probert said: "Our condolences are with the man's family and friends at this difficult time, the wider community who will understandably have been impacted by what happened and those at the scene who did everything they could to try and save his life.
"We are in the early stages of an investigation however at this time officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.
"Over the coming days our officers will be in the area conducting house to house enquiries and they will be available to speak to anybody who has any concerns.
“I would like to ask anyone who has information, no matter how big or small, to please report this to us as it will help the ongoing investigation.
"We know that knife crime continues to be a concern for many people across our communities and we will continue to work with our partner agencies to tackle this issue."