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Murder investigation launched following fatal attack in south Bristol

By ellie pipe, Wednesday Apr 8, 2020

Police have arrested five people as part of a murder investigation after a man was assaulted in south Bristol.

Craig Parker, 45, was attacked on Stockwood Road in Stockwood shortly after 11pm on Wednesday, March 25. He suffered a serious head injury and died in hospital two weeks later on Tuesday, April 7.

Police say they have made five arrests to date and are urging anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward. They are treating the incident as isolated.

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Detective Inspector Roger Doxsey said: “Our thoughts and sympathies first and foremost go out to Mr Parker’s family and friends. They have understandably asked for privacy at this difficult time.

“We have been busy over the past couple of weeks investigating this incident and have made five arrests so far.

“To help our investigation, however, we would urge anybody who witnessed what happened to come forward. You may think your information is insignificant, but it could have a huge bearing on this case.

“Although we are treating this as an isolated incident, reassurance patrols have been increased as a precautionary measure.”

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent, perverting the course of justice, witness intimidation and money laundering. He remains in police custody.

A further two men were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. Police say a 30-year-old has been released under investigation while a 46-year-old has been released and discounted from enquiries.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and released under investigation, and officers also arrested a 23-year-old woman on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. She has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 and give reference number 5220056436.

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