Police have launched a murder investigation and arrested three people after a man died following reports of a stabbing in a McDonald’s restaurant.
Emergency services were called to reports of a man suffering serious injuries in the centre of Bath, Somerset, just before 3.30am on yesterday morning (Saturday, May 7).
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and Avon and Somerset Police have detained three people in relation to the incident. The next of kin have been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place. A post-mortem will also be completed in due course.
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Police forensic experts have been conducting an investigation in and around a McDonald’s fast food restaurant. Police divers have also been searching a nearby river.
Flowers have been left outside with a card reading “God bless you darling”.
One witness claimed a male had stabbed another inside the McDonald’s. He told the Mirror: “So I was going home, and there was around 15 younger people outside McDonald’s and I saw a male stab a male and he fell to the floor. Security then restrained the male to the floor.
“Other security gave CPR to try and save him but this wasn’t successful.”
The witness explained how people then “tried to get to the lad who was being restrained”.
“The police took a while to get there, it was chaos,” he added.
“Seeing the poor lad on the floor dead will live with me forever.
“He only looked around 18 years old. The police then took the lad away and ambulances arrived.”
Flowers have been left at the scene, with one card reading, “God bless you darling”.
In a statement, Chief Inspector Ronnie Lungu of Avon and Somerset Police said: “First and foremost our thoughts go out to the family of the man who has died at this difficult and incredibly upsetting time.
“A murder investigation is underway and we’d please ask for the benefit of our enquiries, but more importantly the welfare of the man’s family, that people avoid speculating on the possible circumstances while that is ongoing.
“Three people were arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and are in custody.”