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Family release statement

A statement has been released on behalf of the family of Hollie Gazzard:

Hollie is our daughter and was a beautiful, happy and loving girl. She was full of life and we are very proud of her. She was at the beginning of her life and to have it taken away in this manner is very hard to bear. Everybody she came in contact with loved her, enjoyed her company, her happy nature and her sense of fun. The world has lost a treasure, she was so loved by all her family and friends and the brightest star in their lives has now gone out.

The only comfort we have at this time is that Hollie is now free and at peace and that no harm can ever come to her, as she lives with the angels in heaven.

We are grateful for all the support of our family and friends and would like to express our thanks to the medical staff who tried so hard to save Hollie and to the police for their sympathetic and understanding care. We would ask the media to respect our privacy and allow us time to come to terms with our loss.

– Gloucestershire Constabulary
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Stabbed hairdresser named as Hollie Gazzard, 20

Hollie Gazzard. Credit: Fringe Benefits

A hairdresser fatally stabbed in Gloucester last night (Tuesday 18 February) has been named as Hollie Gazzard, aged 20 and from Gloucester.

A 22 year-old man is currently in police custody, having been arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 19 February).

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Man arrested after woman stabbed to death in shop

A man has been arrested over the murder of a woman who died after being stabbed in a shop, police have said.

Officers were called to reports of a man attacking the woman at a shop in Southgate Street, Gloucester, at about 5.50pm yesterday.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: "A 22-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of murder in the early hours of this morning.

"He is currently in police custody."

The ambulance service attended the incident and took the 20-year-old victim to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, although efforts to save her were unsuccessful.

The spokesman said next of kin and the coroner had been informed.

Woman, 20, dies after being stabbed in Gloucester shop

A woman has died after being stabbed in a shop in Gloucester.

Officers were called to reports of a man attacking the woman at a shop in Southgate Street at about 5.50pm, a police spokesman said.

The 20-year-old victim was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but later died.

The spokesman said next of kin and the coroner had been informed. A murder investigation has now been launched by police.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or had any information was asked to call 101, quoting incident 340 of February 18.

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Floodwater inches closer to Tewkesbury Abbey

Floodwater is inching ever closer to Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire as much of the South West remains on flood alert.

Flooding outside Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire
Flooding outside Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Large areas of Tewkesbury and the Somerset levels are already saturated from rainfall over the Christmas period.

A flooded car park near Tewkesbury Abbey
A flooded car park near Tewkesbury Abbey Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Recent rise of sightings in false widow spiders

A school in Gloucestershire will be closed tomorrow following an outbreak in false widow spiders.

The outbreak follows a rise in recent sightings of the spiders.

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