Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man overnight.

From Gloucestershire Constabulary:

We’ve launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Coleford, Forest of Dean overnight, Wednesday 14 June.

Emergency services were called to Oakfields at around 12.30am with a report of a stabbing.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Another man suffered stab wounds and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.

Four men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in police custody. It is believed that all involved were known to each other.

There will be a heightened police presence in Coleford over the coming days. Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting reassurance patrols and will be available to speak to anybody if they have any concerns.

The Major Crime Investigation Team is in the early stages of an investigation and officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 12 of 14 June: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/