Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Salisbury stabbing death

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a man died after being stabbed in Salisbury this morning (August 22).

Police were called to Gainsborough Close at just before noon after receiving reports a man in his 20s had been stabbed.

They have confirmed that now, sadly, ‘despite the best efforts of the emergency services’, the man was declared dead at the scene.

“His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this tragic time,” a Wiltshire Police spokesperson said.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

“We have set up scene in Gainsborough Close while we continue with our enquiries,” the spokesperson added.

“This cordon is likely to be in place overnight.”

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Walker from the Major Crime Investigation Team said: “This is an awful incident where a young man has tragically lost his life.

“Officers responded quickly and, thanks to key witnesses and intelligence from members of the public, we have been able to swiftly arrest a suspect on suspicion of murder.

“He remains in custody at this time.

“We believe that the suspect is known to the victim in this incident and we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and there will continue to be an increased policing presence in the area while we pursue these.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any dash cam footage from the location, please call us on 101 and quote crime reference number 115 of today.”