Cheltenham murder inquiry after stabbed teenager dies

Shakespeare Road Cheltenham
Image caption The attack happened in Shakespeare Road on Sunday evening

A teenager has died after being stabbed in the stomach, prompting police to launch a murder investigation.

The 17-year-old boy was attacked at a property on Shakespeare Road in Cheltenham at 20:20 BST on Sunday.

He was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in a critical condition but died on Monday morning.

Police said they were working on a "number of active inquiries" to trace the offender, who was "believed to be a man".

Det Insp Ruth Mather said: "We understand the concern this prompts in the local community but at the moment it is too early to provide any answers about the circumstances as we are still following up a number of inquiries."

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