A warrant of further detention has been granted for a 45-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder.
At Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on Sunday (10 December) an additional 36 hours of detention was authorised.
Emergency services had been called to an address on High Street in Cinderford at 10.20pm on Friday (8 December) with a report that a man had been stabbed within a property.
The man, aged in his 30s, was treated by paramedics at the scene and later died from his injuries. The man’s next of kin has been informed.
Officers from the Major Crime Investigation Team are continuing their investigation into the incident.
They are not seeking anyone else in connection with the murder and have now established that both the victim and suspect are local residents. It is believed that they were both known to each other.
Anyone with information on what took place is asked to complete the following form quoting incident 446 of 8 December: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/
You can also provide information anonymously by calling independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
Earlier Update: Released Saturday 9th December:
Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in the Forest of Dean on Friday 8 December.
Emergency services were called to High Street in Cinderford at 10.20pm last night with a report that a man had been stabbed within a property.
The man was treated by paramedics and later died from his injuries.
A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.
A scene guard is currently in place at a property while officers remain at the scene.
Officers from the Major Crime Investigation Team are in the early stages of an investigation and appealing for anyone who witnessed what happened or has information to come forward.
Information can be provided to police online by completing the following form and quoting incident 446 of 8 December: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Alternatively you can report information anonymously through the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously