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Balloons released in memory of Dolton Powell

Balloons are being released in Gloucester in memory of Dolton Powell Credit: ITV News

Family and friends of a shop worker who was stabbed to death outside a party in Gloucester are gathering in a park tonight, to release balloons in his memory.

21 year old Dolton Powell suffered fatal wounds near the All Nations Club in Chase Lane last weekend. Six people have been charged with his murder.

Six people charged with murder of 21 year old at Gloucester party

21 year old Dolton Powell died outside a community centre in Gloucester Credit: ITV News

Six people have been charged in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old man who was killed during an incident at a party at a community centre in Gloucester.

Dolton Powell died in the early hours of last Sunday near the All Nations Club in Chase Lane in Gloucester.

Mr Powell, who worked in a sports shop in Gloucester city centre, was taken to hospital by paramedics but later pronounced dead. Two others were injured in the incident.

Gloucestershire Police said five men and a youth had been charged with the murder of Mr Powell and would be appearing at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court.

Balloon launch to take place in memory of Dolton

Dolton Powell was stabbed to death in Gloucester on Sunday 23 August Credit: Family

The family of Dolton Powell are inviting all of his family and friends to a balloon release in his memory at Gloucester Park on Sunday 30 August at 6pm.

They have written some heart-breaking tributes to the 21-year-old.

The family has also set up a site where people can contribute to his funeral expenses - and the cost of the balloon launch.

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Seven in custody over Dolton Powell death

Dolton Powell was stabbed to death during a party in Gloucester on Sunday 23 August Credit: Family

Two more people have been arrested in the investigation into the death of Dolton Powell in Gloucester on Sunday 23 August.

They are both from Bristol and are aged 20 and 17.

We now have seven men in custody and two Warrants Of Further Detention were issued by Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court today to hold for another 36 hours the two men arrested on Tuesday 25 August.

I’d like to thank the public for their help and I can confirm that the dark coloured Vauxhall Corsa has been eliminated from our enquiries and we have found the light coloured Vauxhall Corsa that we believe was used during the incident.

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Porter

Gloucestershire Police say there are still people who were at the party at All Nations Community Centre who have not come forward. They say they have specialist officers who are trained to deal with young people with sensitivity and are asking them to speak to them.

Latest in Gloucester murder investigation

21-year-old Dolton Powell died in hospital after being stabbed in Gloucester on Sunday 23 August Credit: Family

Police now have five men in custody following the murder of a man near the All Nations Community Centre in Gloucester early on Sunday 23 August.

This afternoon they arrested three men from Bristol on suspicion of murder. Two are aged 19 and one is 18. Two youths, aged 17 and 18, also from the Bristol area, were arrested on Tuesday 25 August, on suspicion of murder.

They all remain in custody where police are questioning them about the death of 21-year-old Dolton Powell from Gloucester.

Police are continuing to investigate the exact sequence of events that took place when Dolton Powell was killed and are now appealing for information regarding two vehicles. We believe both are Vauxhall Corsas – one is dark in colour and the other a light colour.

These cars were seen leaving the area of the incident at around 3.20am and later seen arriving in the St Pauls area of Bristol. Here's Det Ch Insp Steve Porter.

Police are also looking for a group of individuals who were seen walking towards the Chequers Road area of Gloucester at around the time of the incident - 3.20am.

We are urgently appealing for assistance in identifying and locating these two vehicles and the group of individuals. We have over 100 officers working around the clock since Sunday morning plus officers from Avon & Somerset Constabulary and we are grateful for any assistance the public can give us to bring those responsible for Dolton’s death to justice.”

– Gloucestershire Police

Of the three men arrested on 24 August one, from Bristol, was released without charge and two, from Gloucester, have been released on police bail pending further enquiries to 15 September 2015

Bristol teenagers arrested in Gloucester murder enquiry

Two more people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering Dolton Powell. Credit: ITV West Country

Police have arrested two more people on suspicion of murder after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in Gloucester.

Dolton Powell was stabbed outside a birthday party at the All Nations Community Centre in Gloucester on Sunday, later dying at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

Two teenage boys, aged 17 and 18, from Bristol have been arrested, and are being questioned in police custody.

Dolton Powell died in hospital after being stabbed outside a community centre in Gloucester. Credit: St Peter's R.C. High School

Their arrests follow those of two men from Gloucester, aged 21 and 22, who have been released on bail. A 19-year-old man from Bristol who was arrested alongside them has since been released without charge.

Many of the police enquiries on the incident are focusing on the Bristol area.

“We are continuing to investigate the exact events leading to the death of Dolton Powell in the early hours of Sunday morning. We are actively pursuing other suspects believed to be from the Bristol area and considering the possibility that one or more of these suspects sustained injuries during the events that resulted in Dolton’s death.

We are asking, as a matter of urgency, for anyone with any information that may help us identify or locate those responsible for the death of Dolton Powell to come forward.”

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector, Steve Porter
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