...By Roland Peterson for TDPel Media.
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death at a McDonald’s restaurant in Bath, Somerset.
Emergency services were alerted by concerned members of the public who saw the man struggling with serious injuries at the fast-food chain at 3.30 am on May 7.
Despite attempts by the public to restrain the alleged suspect, the victim died at the scene.
One witness said he saw a male stab another male outside the restaurant and security staff were able to hold down the attacker until the police arrived.
Police divers have been searching the nearby river while forensic officers also attended the scene.
Avon and Somerset Police have arrested three people on suspicion of murder, and Chief Inspector Ronnie Lungu confirmed in a statement that a murder investigation is underway.
The victim’s family has been informed but has yet to formally identify the body.
A post-mortem is expected to take place in the coming days.
Lungu appealed to the public to avoid speculating on the possible circumstances of the incident to protect the welfare of the victim’s family and to avoid interfering with the ongoing police investigation.
This tragic incident has shocked the local community, with many people expressing their condolences to the victim’s family.
The fact that the incident occurred in a busy restaurant in the early hours of the morning has raised concerns about the safety of the public in public places.
The swift response of the emergency services and the police is commendable, and their investigations will hopefully bring justice to the victim’s family.
The police have urged the public to refrain from speculation and to respect the privacy of the victim’s family during this difficult time.