Eleven teenagers arrested after a 16-year old boy killed in bath

Eleven teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death.  The public rushed to the aid of the boy before paramedics arrived at Eastfield Avenue, Bath, but he died at the scene around 11pm on Saturday. Eleven teenagers arrested after a 16-year old boy killed in bath

Six boys and two girls between the ages of 15 and 17 were taken from a bus near the crime scene 30 minutes later and arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy were also arrested on Sunday on suspicion of murder, Avon and Somerset police said. They remain in custody. A 35-year-old woman was also stabbed during the incident and was treated at hospital, but she has since been released.


Incident detail

Residents said they saw fireworks on Saturday night and soon after heard screaming, swearing and people running down the street. Steven Smart, 65, said he saw a group of young people run past his house and down a path between houses in The Weal before turning and running back.

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He said: “I saw fireworks around 10:20 p.m. and then about 10 minutes later I heard a lot of yelling and yelling and a bunch of kids ran downstairs and then ran back. “Then there were the police cars, the ambulances and the helicopters. As soon as I saw helicopters I thought this had to be something serious.”

Another resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said he heard loud screams, swearing and people running following the noise of the fireworks. She said: “I was in bed and I heard the voice of a man yelling and some running. The screams were quite loud. “About 10 or 15 minutes before that I heard fireworks.”


A large section of Eastfield Avenue was cordoned off by police officers and coroners at the scene Sunday night. An autopsy will be carried out in due course to determine the cause of the boy’s death, police said. Chief Inspector Ronald Lungu, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “Understanding what happened is the officers’ priority in this investigation.”Read More……

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