A man has been convicted of murdering a teenager with a machete in a brutal attack outside a pub.Read the full story ›
The family of Zac Evans have paid tribute to him as a "happy chap" who "constantly gave us endless laughter, fun and immense pride."
He was a happy chap and from the start we knew he would make something of his life. Even at a young age he knew exactly what he wanted and made it happen.
As he grew older, Zac and his twin brother Nathan were the best of friends and constantly gave us endless laughter, fun and immense pride. Zac was always very creative and took immense pride in taking things apart and putting them back together.
Zac would always go out of his was way to make someone feel happy. He was very proud and close to his family, friends and girlfriend Beth, and would step in to help anyone if they were in trouble. He was one of the bravest, kindest young people, I have ever had the privilege to meet. The fact he was our son, was an added bonus. Zac was a truly wonderful son, grandson, boyfriend and friend.
Police in Gloucester have held a press conference this evening confirming that they have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after an alleged machete attack outside a pub. 19 year old Zac Evans died in the attack, which also left two others injured.
DCI Steve Porter says looking for a machete with a two foot blade:
Police are still looking for a machete which is believed to have been used by an attacker to kill a teenager in Gloucester.
19-year-old Zac Evans was killed outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley and another man was seriously hurt in the incident.
ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:
A man has been arrested after a teenager was killed in a suspected machete attack outside a pub in Gloucester.
19-year-old Zac Evans has been named locally following the incident outside the Pike and Musket Pub in Tuffley in the early hours of this morning.
An 18 year old also sustained minor injures. His family and friends have been paying tribute, including this friend Harry Lauder:
The distraught mother of Zac Evans, who died after a machete attack in Gloucester, was comforted by friends and family after she laid flowers outside the pub where he died.
Sylvia Evans left message which read: "I can't believe you've been taken from us."
Distraught Sylvia Evans is comforted by a family friend as she lays flowers yards from where Zac died early this morning. @itvnews
An arrest has been made after a teenager was killed outside a pub in Gloucester.
A 19-year-old killed in a suspected machete attack outside a Gloucester pub has been named locally as Zac Evans.
Tributes were posted online to the teenager after his death in the attack outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley.
His mother Sylv Evans wrote a heartfelt message on Facebook, praising her "beautiful son" and adding: "I love you Sparky xxxx"
She wrote: "Rest in peace Zac. Words cannot describe how heartbroken we are. A wonderful son, brother, Grandson, boyfriend and friend. You will be greatly missed. A hole in my heart cannot be filled."
Others posting tributes on Twitter included a cousin who wrote: "RIP to my cousin Zac who was taken from us to soon in an awful way. Love you Zac. Sleep well my nightingale."
A fatal attack outside a Gloucester pub in the early hours of this morning was premeditated, locals are telling me.
There is no word on any arrest yet or recovery of the weapon - thought to be a machete - thus far.
Therefore the killer is "still at large", to use the words of one person at the scene in Tuffley.
The few people who have turned up here with flowers so far have been young - perhaps a reflection of the young age of the victim.
One man has died and another left with serious injuries after a suspected machete attack outside a pub in Gloucester, police say.
A murder investigation is now underway after a 19-year-old local man was pronounced dead at the scene of the fight outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley.
The second man, 22, is now in a stable condition following surgery.
A third, 18-year-old man sustained minor injuries.
Gloucestershire Police say they would like to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened in the pub's car park or was in the area at the time.