Bristol stab murder: Boy killed in attack named as Shamus Mcnama

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Image caption The stabbing took place in Stothard Road, Lockleaze, at about 05:50 GMT

A 17-year-old boy has died after being stabbed during the early hours in Bristol.

The boy, named locally as Shamus Mcnama, was taken to Southmead hospital with knife wounds, but died later.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. The stabbing was on Stothard Road, Lockleaze.

Avon and Somerset Police said the men remained in custody and the force was not looking for anyone else.

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Detective Inspector Richard Pegler, of Avon and Somerset Police, said the suspects were known to the victim.

"We launched a murder investigation after a 17-year-old boy died following an incident at a property on Stothard Road in the Lockleaze area of Bristol," the senior investigating officer said.

"As part of that investigation we're now appealing for anyone who witnessed a disturbance on the street between 5.30am and 6.30am to get in touch."

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