Man dies after assault in south Gloucestershire village

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A man has died after an assault in a village in south Gloucestershire on Friday night, police said.

Officers from Avon and Somerset police attended an address on Thames Close, Charfield, just before 11pm and found the victim, who had been badly injured.

The man died at the scene despite the efforts of emergency workers, the force said. While the victim has yet to be formally identified, his family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. Avon and Somerset police said there will be an increased police presence in the village while officers carry out house-to-house and other inquiries.

The force added: “We don’t believe there is a risk to the wider community, but if you have any concerns please speak to one of the uniformed neighbourhood officers who will be in the area.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information about an earlier altercation at the Railway Tavern pub on nearby Wotton Road to come forward by contacting them on 101 and giving the reference 5222150363.

The force is also appealing for any information or CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage that may assist in the investigation.

PA Media contributed to this report

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