Five arrested in Weston murder investigation after man dies

Five men have been arrested in connection with the murder.

Five men have been arrested in connection with the murder. - Credit: Archant

A 30-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man suffered serious injuries in an assault in Weston-super-Mare.

A man who was stabbed in Weston on Saturday has died and five people have been arrested in connection with the murder.

Police launched a murder investigation after a man was found with ‘a number of stab wounds’ following a disturbance in the town centre.

Officers were called out to the Ridgeway Avenue area at about 12.05am on Saturday.

A man in his 40s was found seriously injured and was taken to hospital in Bristol where he died yesterday (Tuesday) morning.

Four men, aged 27, 30, 31 and 56 have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender on Saturday. He’s been released under investigation.

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Detective Chief Inspector James Riccio said: “The victim sustained a number of stab wounds during the incident in the early hours of Saturday morning and we have sadly learned he has passed away today.

“Family liaison officers are providing support to his family and friends and our thoughts are with them at this incredibly difficult time.

“Enquiries into what happened began as soon as the incident occurred, but today’s devastating news means it will now be classified as a murder investigation.

“We appreciate this tragic incident will cause a significant amount of concern within the local community but we’d stress that the risk to the wider public is extremely low.

“However, we’d encourage anyone who is concerned about the weekend’s events to speak to an officer on patrol who will be able to provide advice and support.”

Anyone with information about what happened should call the Major Crime Investigation Team on 101 and give the call-handler reference 5220140603.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.