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Man due in court after teenager killed in machete attack

Zac Evans was killed outside a pub in Tuffley in Gloucester early on 24 January Credit: Family

A man is due before magistrates in Cheltenham this morning charged with murder following a machete attack in Gloucester.

19-year-old Zac Evans died outside the Pike and Musket pub in Tuffley. Two others were also injured during the attack in the early hours of Saturday morning. 44 year old Ewen Reynolds was charged with murder and attempted murder yesterday evening.

Shaun the Sheep makes it to the big screen

Shaun the Sheep creator Nick Park at the European premiere in London Credit: PA

One of Bristol's most famous exports finally hit the big screen at the weekend. Shaun the Sheep is Aardman Animations' most successful character - even outstripping Wallace and Gromit.

After nearly a decade of seven-minute-long TV shows, he's finally starring in his own feature-length film.

As Caron Bell reports, it's quite a journey for a sheep that was never supposed to be a star.


Man charged with murder of Zac Evans in Gloucester

Some of the many flowers at the scene of 19-year-old Zac Evans' death Credit: ITV News

Police have charged a man with murder after a Gloucester teenager was killed in a machete attack.

Today the family of Zac Evans paid tribute to a 'wonderful son, brother and grandson', saying he was one of the bravest, kindest young people, they had ever known.

Zac's parents said he was one of the bravest, kindest young people, they had ever known Credit: Family

The 19-year-old died outside a pub in Tuffley in the early hours of Saturday morning. Two others were injured.

44 year old Ewen Reynolds will appear before magistrates in Cheltenham tomorrow.

You can watch Robert Murphy's report here:

Man charged after 'machete attack' in Gloucester

The police cordon around the scene of the assault in Tuffley, Gloucester Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged with the murder of 19-year-old Zac Evans in Gloucester on Saturday 24 January.

44-year-old Ewen Reynolds from Foley Close, Tuffley in Gloucester is due before magistrates tomorrow (Wednesday 27 January) charged with Zac's murder and the attempted murder of another man during the same incident.

Zac Evans was killed after being stabbed with a machete in Tuffley on Saturday Credit: Family

Zac died following the incident outside The Pike and Musket pub in Windsor Drive, Tuffley, Gloucester, shortly before 12.40am on Saturday 24 January.

Although a man has now been charged the investigation is still in its early stages and I continue to appeal to anyone with information to call Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 12 of 24 January.

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Porter, Gloucestershire Police

Prime Minister's plans for the South West

The Prime Minister and Chancellor on the campaign trail in Somerset Credit: PA

With just 100 days left to win your vote, both the Prime Minister and Chancellor were on the campaign trail in Somerset this afternoon

David Cameron and George Osborne called in to Somerset College in Taunton to announce details of a six point plan to boost the West's economy.

It's a substantial announcement not just about what has been done here in the south west but what has been planned to do.

The investment and expertise in cyber, making the most of the defence assets in the south west, promoting another 7,000 jobs in tourism in the south west, looking at the crucial rail building that we need to do. So these are serious thought-out and costed plans for the future, not just words on a page

– David Cameron, Prime Minister

You can watch Mr Cameron's full interview with our Political Correspondent, Bob Constantine here:

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