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Three arrested over stab death

Three people have been arrested after a man was stabbed to death close to where a carnival procession passed just hours earlier, police have said.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at Park End Road in Gloucester shortly before 8pm on Saturday.

The road borders Gloucester Park, where the town had held its annual family carnival and fete celebrations, including a procession.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said two men and a woman have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A cordon remains in place at the scene.

Detective Inspector Jon Thompson said: "I would like to reassure people living in the area or visiting Gloucester that this type of incident is extremely rare.

"The investigation is ongoing and three people are currently in custody.

"However, we would still like to speak to anyone who was in or around Gloucester Park at the time and who might have seen what happened.

"Please can they contact Gloucestershire Police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

The city council said on Twitter that all events had been cancelled as the area remains sealed off by police.

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