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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

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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

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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Credit: ITV West Country

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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

Murder investigation launched in Gloucester

Gloucestershire Police were called to outside a community centre in Gloucester in the early hours of this morning where a man was found seriously wounded.

Police officers and paramedics administered first aid at the scene. The man was then taken by ambulance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but doctors were unable to save his life and he was later pronounced dead.

Gloucestershire Police are treating this incident as a murder enquiry.

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

It’s believed that a party was taking place at the Community Centre last night and during the early hours of the morning.

The immediate area around the All Nations Community Centre and Chase Lane has been cordoned off to protect the scene.

Police would like to speak to all those who attended the party, in particular anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information that can help the police with their enquiries.

– Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire police sixth force to investigate ex-PM

Gloucestershire Police say they have received an allegation against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

The allegation makes them the sixth force to join the investigation against Sir Ted Heath. The Met, Wiltshire, Kent, Jersey and Hampshire forces are conducting separate inquiries.

The Constabulary has referred the allegation to Operation Hydrant officers and we will be liaising closely with them to decide the appropriate investigating authority.

– Gloucestershire Police

Woman sexually assaulted by driver she stopped to help

Police are looking for somebody who looks like this in connection with the assault. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

A woman has been sexually assaulted by a man she stopped to help change a flat tyre in a Gloucestershire village.

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack.

The attack happened on the morning of Tuesday 9 June, in a lay-by on an unnamed road in Aylburton, near Lydney. The victim stopped to help the man with a flat on a green Volvo, and was sexually assaulted as she was about to return to her car.

The suspect is described as being white, aged between 50 and 58, about 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build and straight blond hair and greying temples. He was wearing a black leather jacket, a striped pale-blue polo shirt and dark blue jeans.

Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit or with any information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 266 of 9 June.

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