FIVE people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Stratford man following a brutal attack in the town in broad daylight.
Warwickshire Police and the emergency services were called to reports of an assault on Arden Street around 4.15pm on Monday (June 22).
But despite paramedics performing CPR on 36-year-old Tristram Wallace, who lived in Arden Street, he died at the scene shortly afterwards.
Following the incident, a 39-year-old man, a 41-year-old man, a 37-year-old woman – all from Stratford – and a 26-year-old woman from Wellesbourne were arrested on suspicion of murder.
A fifth person – a 36-year-old man from Stratford – who was originally arrested on suspicion of assault after the attack, was re-arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.
On Wednesday morning (June 24) detectives investigating the death were granted a further 36 hours to question the original four suspects but no-one had been charged with any offence as The Observer went to press.
Part of the Birmingham Road was closed off at the junctions with Windsor Street, Arden Street and the roundabout on Guild Street next to Shakespeare Street in the immediate aftermath of the incident while police carried out their inquiries.
Insp Julia Brealey of Warwickshire Police said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with Tristram’s family, who are being supported by specially trained officers at this very difficult time.
“The family has asked for their privacy to be respected while they continue to grieve.
“I understand members of the community may be alarmed by news of this incident but I would like to reassure everyone a thorough and comprehensive investigation is underway.
“We have a team of highly experienced officers working around the clock to establish the exact circumstances. We have also increased police patrols in the area to provide community reassurance.
“I would like to thank members of the public for their assistance in this investigation so far and would urge people with information who have not yet spoken to police to contact us by calling 101 and quoting incident 303 of Monday June 22.”