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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

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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

'Very promising young man': School remembers former pupil stabbed in Gloucester

Dolton Powell's school remembers him fondly. Credit: St Peter’s R.C. High School

A 21-year-old man who died after being stabbed outside a birthday party in Gloucester has been remembered as "extremely popular" and "very promising" by his former school.

Dolton Powell died in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Sunday. St Peter's Roman Catholic High School have put an emotional tribute to him online, saying he was memorable "for the right reasons".

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of his murder has been released, and two other men are still being questioned by police, who are focusing some of their enquiries on Bristol.

"Dolton was an extremely popular, friendly, and very promising young man. From the start of his time at St Peter's, he became very involved in the school community, and was notable for his responsible, polite, and caring manner. He was friends with everyone.

In the sixth form he started to show a real sense of leadership, and he could always be relied upon to help others who perhaps found aspects of school life more challenging than he did. He was a character as well, a student who was memorable for the right reasons, and one who was rarely seen without a smile on his face. It is so tragic to hear of the passing of such a lovely young man who had so much to offer to the world. We will be praying for Dolton, his family and the wider community he was part of over the coming days and weeks."

– St Peter's R.C. High School

Man arrested in Gloucester murder enquiry released

Bunches of flowers are being laid near the scene in tribute to the young victim. Credit: ITV News

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released, while two other men are still being questioned by police.

A man named locally as 21-year-old Dolton Powell was stabbed outside a birthday party in Gloucester on Sunday 23 August. He later died at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

A second man, also seriously injured, underwent surgery. A third man was treated for more minor injuries.

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

"We are continuing to interview the two men in police custody and our officers are carrying out investigations throughout Gloucester, the wider county and into Bristol, as we believe a group of individuals from the Bristol area were in the vicinity at the time of the incident.

We continue to urge anyone with information of any kind that could assist police with their enquiries to please get in touch."

– Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector, Steve Porter
Dolton Powell died in hospital after being stabbed outside a party. Credit: @cryptsfinest

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Murder investigation continues in Gloucester

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward. Credit: ITV West Country

A murder investigation is continuing in Gloucester after an incident in which one man died and two others were injured.

Police were called to outside a community centre off Eastern Avenue in the early hours of yesterday morning. Officers and paramedics found a man seriously injured, but he later died in hospital.

Police are treating his death as murder, and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Police appeal for witnesses in murder investigation

Gloucestershire Police have opened a murder enquiry following an incident in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called at 3.23am to the All Nations Community Centre, Chase Lane, Gloucester where a party was being held.

After the party ended a seriously injured man was found in the car park and police officers and paramedics administered first aid. The man was taken by ambulance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but doctors were unable to save his life and he was later pronounced dead.

A second man was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with serious injuries. He has since undergone surgery and his condition is not considered life threatening. A third man was treated for more minor injuries.

We would like to appeal to everyone who attended the party and anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward as they may have vital information that will assist with the investigation.

We are particularly keen to identify a group of individuals who left the scene on foot at around the time of the incident and are appealing to them to come forward. If you saw or heard a group of individuals leaving the scene we are asking you to please call and help us with our enquiries.

We are appealing for anyone who has any information of any kind in relation to this incident to please contact us.

– Steve Porter, Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector
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