Five arrested in murder probe after man dies in late night brawl in Bristol

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Police at the scene in Brislington following a disorder that left a man dead on Tuesday night. (SWNS)
Police at the scene in Brislington following a disorder that left a man dead on Tuesday night. (SWNS)

Police have arrested five men on suspicion of murder following a disorder in Bristol which left one dead and several others injured.

Officers were called by a member of the public shortly before 10pm on Tuesday to reports of a disturbance in the Bloomfield Road area of Brislington.

One man was found with serious injuries in nearby Runnymead Avenue and despite being given emergency first aid, he died at the scene.

At least six other men suffered non-life threatening injuries and were treated at hospital, Avon and Somerset Police said.

One car was left abandoned following the incident and is being investigated. (SWNS)
One car was left abandoned following the incident and is being investigated. (SWNS)

The incident involved several people who arrived at the scene in vehicles, the force added.

One car was left abandoned and has now been recovered for forensic examination.

Five men have now been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Chief Inspector Mike Buck said: “This is a shocking and violent act which happened in residential streets in Brislington and a comprehensive police investigation will now be carried out with the aim of identifying all those responsible.

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the disorder on Tuesday night. (SWNS)
Five men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the disorder on Tuesday night. (SWNS)

“We know this will be of great concern to those living in the area and we’d like to reassure the public – although we’re in the early stages of an investigation, we’re currently treating this as an incident involving people known to each other. We don’t believe there is any ongoing risk to the wider public.

“One man has tragically lost his life and we’ll be prioritising informing his next of kin and giving them the care and support they need at this desperately sad time.

One man was found with serious injuries in Runnymead Avenue, Brislington, and died at the scene. (Google)
One man was found with serious injuries in Runnymead Avenue, Brislington, and died at the scene. (Google)

“This offending is likely to have been witnessed by people in the area and we would urge anyone with information which would assist with our inquiries to come forward now – especially if they have any dashcam footage or video doorbell/private CCTV footage.

“We’ll be stepping up patrols in the area over the coming days to reassure the local community, so our message to any residents who have concerns is please stop an officer and speak to them, or contact your local neighbourhood policing team.”

Yahoo News UK has contacted Avon and Somerset Police for an update.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or via their online form.

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