Man dies and two arrested following Easton stabbing

The stabbing took place in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday Credit: ITV News West Country

A murder investigation has begun following the death of a 29-year-old man, who was one of two people stabbed near Easton community centre in Bristol.

Andre Gayle from Bristol, died in hospital on Wednesday 2 September following an incident near to Easton Community Centre at about 3.15am on Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August.

Acting Det Supt James Riccio, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Andre’s family are being supported by a specially trained liaison officer and I’d like to again express our condolences to them at this devastating time.

“We’re keeping them informed about the progress of our investigation and we have officers and staff working around-the-clock to find out how and why Andre died."

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

A member of the public took the 29-year-old man to hospital by car while a 28-year-old man was treated for his injuries at the scene by paramedics.

He also went to hospital and has since been discharged after treatment.

Acting Det Supt James Riccio says: "We know there were a number of people in the area at the time. Please call us as soon as you can: your information could be vital."

“I understand the community will be worried when three people have been stabbed in 24 hours."

" Rest assured we have a team of officers and staff determined to identify who was responsible."

 "We’re in the early days of our investigation but at this stage we believe this was a targeted attack and have no evidence of a risk to the wider public."

The incident near the community centre came just 24 hours after another man was stabbed in the same area of the city. Credit: ITV News West Country

"This is a strong community. Show your strength by coming forward with what you know to help us get justice for a grieving family.”

Police are urging those with information to call 101 quoting reference 5220197024, or visit the Major Incident Public Portal here: ow.ly/5jXs30r7ju5

Alternatively, If you don't want to talk to the police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

They only tell the force what you know, not who you are.