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Man quizzed over pub machete murder

Detectives are questioning a man on suspicion of murdering a teenager who was pronounced dead at the scene of a machete attack.

Zac Evans, 19, was killed outside a pub in the Tuffley area of Gloucester during a disturbance that also left a second victim requiring surgery.

Police have yet to establish a motive for the incident and are still attempting to trace the weapon used in the attack, thought to be a machete at least two feet in length.

A third victim suffered minor injuries after violence broke out on the car park of the Pike and Musket pub at about 12.40am yesterday.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Porter said: "We are keen to trace what we believe to be the weapon in this attack, which is a large machete-type weapon with a large blade at least 24 inches long.

"If anybody knows the location of that weapon, or where it could be discarded we would ask them to come forward.

"We believe we have identified the victim and have spoken to the family, who are obviously distraught at this incident and their loss."

The officer added: "We'd appeal to anybody with any information in relation to what occurred this morning, or anybody with knowledge of why this incident occurred, and particularly anybody who knows the whereabouts of the weapon, to please contact us as soon as possible.

"At the moment, the motive for this attack is unclear."


From Belfast Telegraph